Many thanks to Lynn Dillon for the CASTLEMAINE blanket label image [above]
Many thanks to Lynn Dillon for the GODFREY HIRST blanket label image [above]
The nostaglic feeling generated by seeing these labels just reinforces how bland our manufacturing industry has become and how desparate we are to see, touch and buy Australian made items manufactured with the pride so confidently espoused on labels past.
Waverley Woollen Mills still exists in our Tasmanian community due to the hardworking individuals that own, manage and make the beautiful Waverley merchandise. Waverley is the last weaving mill in Australia making merino wool blankets. This puts it in the realms of being iconic for so many reasons and that’s worth not only a very proud label but also our support through our purchasing power. Buy Australian, Buy Tasmanian, Buy Waverley. Thanks for this website. I love it!
October 17, 2011 at 9:44 am
Thanks very much for your feedback. I didn’t realise Waverley was the last merino blanket mill in Australia – that is amazing and to be celebrated. Spread the news.
I think there could be postcards of the old labels. Also perhaps a design competition for each label for new blanket ranges, etc, etc. Children’s range, etc, labels.
Also, please take photos of labels of any blankets and send them through!
All the best
October 17, 2011 at 10:08 am
This is fantastic. Have you got any dates for these blankets. Can you make a typology of the labels from earliest to latest. I use old woolen blankets and love the labels so I’ll take some jpegs and send you the photos.
March 21, 2012 at 4:29 pm
Hi I have just spread out an old blanket and found a Torrenside label, different from the one you already have on the site. I’d love to photograph it and share. Wish it had a date on it like some of the others here!
September 21, 2016 at 12:15 pm
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