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What we do

Since the creation of Bute Industries in 1947, we have gone from strength to strength, cultivating markets worldwide and consistently producing high quality fashion and interiors textiles. To this day we’re supported by the Bute family and share in their continuing commitment towards the local community.

Situated within the Firth of Clyde, Bute is steeped in history. It’s so peaceful on the island, you’d be forgiven for thinking we’re a million miles away from it all. In fact, Bute is one of Scotland’s most accessible islands and only 33 miles away from the city of Glasgow. Bute is not only a continual source of inspiration for us; it’s the perfect home for our internationally acclaimed business.

We have been a specialist woollen mill for 75 years and nothing matters more to us than quality and performance. It’s crucial our customers have durable fabrics, especially when it comes to high performance environments, so all our textiles go through extensive and rigorous testing in our in-house laboratory.

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The Bute Fabrics collection is a contemporary range of contract and domestic fabrics that are manufactured for the interiors sector and are suitable for auditoria, hospitality, residential and workplace applications. This collection has a range of fabrics that can be used for drapery, upholstery and accessories.

In 2022 we revived the Bute Looms brand and launched our high-end fashion and interiors accessories collection. This new range is inspired by the historic collections of Bute Fabrics, and some of the designs are reinvented patterns from the extensive archives dating back to the 1950’s. The range includes fashion and home accessories in a variety of naturals fibres such as Wool, Cashmere and Mohair.

It’s not just our looms that are at the heart of Bute Fabrics: our people are too. It’s their specialist skills and drive that make it possible for us to be leaders in an international marketplace. As a company, we never rest on our laurels, but always look to the future.

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