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The Australian Alpaca Bedding Company, part of the Kelly & Windsor Australia Group exhibited at the Intertextile Home Wares Fair in Shanghai, China on the 23rd to 26th August 2017. Intertextiles is the leading home living exhibition in Asia and with over 1,000 exhibitors and is certainly the largest home life style fair in China. The Australian Alpaca Bedding Company launched its range of Australian made alpaca quilts and Australian made wool quilts into China. What a fantastic show it was! Equally there was great interest in our beautiful pillows. ..
Kelly and Windsor Australia believes in giving back to the community. Trevor Beuth, Managing Director of Kelly and Windsor Australia recently presented to post graduate international business and marketing students at Deakin University. Trevor’s experience and understanding of international business is well known. These students were also invited to contact Trevor to discuss their projects. In addition, Trevor has given his time and advice to young entrepreneurs experiencing challenge. His advice includes the message that you must always act with integrity and set the highest et..
Kelly & Windsor Australia – Heimtextil 2017
AUSTRALIA’S PREMIUM ALPACA BEDDING COMPANY Kelly & Windsor Australia designs, manufactures and markets an exclusive range of luxury specialty bed quilts and duvets all made with Australian grown alpaca fleece and other natural luxury fibres. ◊ Exclusive and premium quality luxury bedding collections ◊ Unique product range with innovative designs and styles ◊ 15 years of experience processing alpaca fleece in bedding products ◊ Specialized focus – alpaca bedding is our core business ◊ Innovative brands and styles to suit every international market ◊ Vertical manufacturer with state of..
Corporate & Personal Gifts
AUSTRALIAN MADE ALPACA QUILTS - Unique and exclusive corporate gifts Kelly & Windsor is extending its range with the design and manufacture of uniquely personalized alpaca bedding products to suit the premium  corporate gift market. We offer beautiful bedding products tailored to meet the highest quality standards of our worldwide customers. Our bedding products are a superb corporate gift which has that touch of luxury.PREMIUM GIFTS - Individual Alpaca Bedding Designs In addition, we are able to create individual alpac..

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The History of Kelly & Windsor's Alpaca Gold Quilts

The History of Kelly & Windsor's Alpaca Gold Quilts

The Alpaca Gold Quilt Collection

Kelly & Windsor Australia launched the Alpaca Gold quilt collection in 2005.  Alpaca Gold has been our most popular quilt, especially in the Asian international markets.

The history of the Alpaca Gold quilts goes back to early 2004 when Kelly & Windsor's main quilt range was the Alpaca Classic premium collection, a premium quilt range filled with a blend of alpaca/wool fibre.

In those early days a blended fill was used because it was believed that the manufacture of a 100% pure Alpaca quilt was impossible due to the unique characteristics of Alpaca fleece. It was felt that the fleece was too difficult to manage with regards to its length, smooth surface, combing and cross lay. Alpaca fleece in very fine layers is required for high quality quilt filling.

In late 2005, Kelly & Windsor with its experienced staff and a lot of determination, successfully completed several months of trials and testing and found that by a number of changes in fleece preparation, equipment settings, processing speeds and several other secret innovative tricks, that we could indeed process 100% pure Alpaca with a high degree of quality and consistency. With our knowledge we could manufacture a new collection of luxury quilts.

This success was however not without some issues - pure Alpaca quilts are difficult to make with a much slower manufacturing process.  The process is far more expensive than a wool quilt to make.  Extra processing steps are required combined with expensive specially designed fabrics to enhance the softness of the Alpaca fleece. Then add the simple fact that high quality Alpaca fleece filling is considerably more expensive than wool.

Prototypes of the Alpaca Gold quilts were first shown at the Heimtextil Fair in Germany in January 2005 with the brand launched in the Australian market shortly after, just in time to catch the Chinese New Year market sales season. The range included 300 and 500 grams per square metre versions and was an immediate sell out success.  We weren't able to keep up with supply for the first six months!

Since its launch, the Alpaca Gold quilt collections have been expanded and upgraded with the UltraSoft quilt design, higher quality superfine sateen fabrics, new decorative coloured trims and new packaging styles.


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