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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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What is the Yarn Count in Quilt cover fabrics?

What is the  Yarn Count in Quilt cover fabrics?

Yarn Counts

The threads or yarns which are used to make a woven fabric are an important part of the finished fabric's quality and performance.

Weaving threads or yarns can be spun from fibres using a number of types of different spinning systems to produce a wide variety of styles and thicknesses. The thicker a yarn the harsher its feel to touch. Conversely, a thinner yarn will be softer to touch but will not have the strength of a coarse yarn and will be more expensive to produce.

There are several measures of the thickness of yarns in textile terminology, but most bedding and linen yarns are described using the English Cotton Count system (ECC or sometimes also known as NE). The ECC yarn count scale was devised hundreds of years ago in England and still survives today. Using ECC, the yarn count is the weight of set length of yarn with a higher number being the finer count.

For those curious readers, the ECC yarn count is the number of 840 yard lengths of yarn per pound. As an example, 30/1 ECC is 30 lengths of 840 yards, which is a total length of 25,200 yards (approx 8,150 metres) which weighs one pound (approx 445 grams). Simple!!

 In woven bedding fabrics, the usual coarsest yarn is 30/1 and can go up to 100+ for very fine fabrics. Kelly & Windsor use an exclusive range of fabrics that are manufactured with 40/1, 60/1 and 80/1 yarns.

The choice of the right yarn therefore is an important part of the performance and feel of a fabric. Our fabrics have been specially designed by Kelly & Windsor after extensive testing, and are manufactured to the highest quality levels.


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