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Express Courier Shipping Service to any address in P R China
A new service from June 2018 from Kelly & WindsorThere are an increasing number of Chinese visitors to Australian who want to buy high quality Australian made products and take them back to China for themselves or family members. This is a relatively easy task with smaller low value items such as souvenirs, cosmetics and health products. If on the other hand you wish to buy a bed quilt there are a few things to consider apart from style, price and and buying a genuine Australian made high quality brand. Unfortunately bed quilts, doonas and pillows are quite bulky, heavy and h..
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Retail Global Conference 2018
In May 2018 we attended the 2018 Retail Global Conference in Queensland Australia.Why you might ask, would a luxury manufacturer of alpaca bedding want to go to Australia's leading digital marketing conference?Well, we feel that that today's online global sales and marketing opportunities offer a number of very real opportunities for us to globally promote the Kelly & Windsor brand of luxury bedding collections.The 2018 Retail Global Conference was a three day event, which was supported by several major international sponsors, Amazon, eBay and many local Australian cutting edge speakers. W..
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Yes we do!We have been exporting the Kelly & Windsor Alpaca quilts in the two main Chinese sizes to China for many years. We have increasingly been asked if we can supply Chinese sized alpaca and wool quilts to local customers.After some investigations, we have discovered that there are more than 650,000 residents in Australia of Chinese origin. They may be permanent or temporary residents, students, family, business or tourists who are throughout Australia.From 2018 we will carry stock of the most popular styles and weights of the Kelly & Windsor Alpaca and Wool quilts and doonas. The..
Alpaca Fleece in Bedding ProductsAlpaca fleece is ideal for bedding products - Soft with a luxurious feel - this is due to alpacas' smooth fibre structure Lightweight - alpaca fleece is a semi hollow fibre - air is trapped to warm you Comfortable warmth - approximately 25% warmer than wool on weight to weight basis Moisture absorbent - to keep you dry i.e. cool in summer and warm in winter High strength - durable and long life (with proper care) Good loft and resiliency Natural, chemical free and environmentally friendly fibre Non allergenic - alpaca fleece does..

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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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