Many people ask, where did the name Kelly & Windsor come from?
When we started designing and developing the home wares brand of quilts, pillows and underblankets it suddenly occurred to us one day, hey, we haven't got a brand name!
I didn't want to use my surname (not Australian nor easy to recall or pronounce) nor the kid's names or the pet's names either. So what do we call the new brand?
After some thought, we wanted to create a brand that had two words, similar to Fortnum & Masons' of London or Georg Jensen of Denmark or Kosta Boda of Sweden, which we thought would give the brand a stronger identity.
We kicked around a few name combinations and came up with Kelly & Windsor which was derived from Ned Kelly, the famous Australian bush ranger in the 1880's and Elizabeth Windsor, the queen of England. The rogue and the royal!
The story of the Kelly & Windsor brand name was featured on the ABC Landline tv program about Kelly & Windsor in 2007 and the secret was out.
The brand name has done us very well over the years, so now you know where it came from!
Kelly & Windsor, Australia's finest alpaca and wool quilts and bedding collections. A brand that you can trust.
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I noticed a Facebook post last weekend "who owns Kelly & Windsor Australia?" Is it really an Australian owned business?
We are a 100% owned Australian owned and operated business. The ownership of the company is on the pubic records and we extensively use the Australian made and Owned logo under a licence agreement with The Australia Made Campaign.
Despite the challenges of the Covid pandemic, we have maintained full manufacturing and shipping operations since the initial out break. We are actually struggling to met demand for our luxurious Australian Made bedding collections.
We have instigated strict Covid Safe Policies and Practices and are prepared to offer full support to staff who may be effected in these difficult times.
We were on TVSN with our Alpaca Gold 400 winter quilts and pillows with two shows in June which were both sold out.
These shows were the first time featuring our finest pure Alpaca Gold quilts and despite not being able to be in the studio in person, the shows were a great success with repeat orders required to fill customer back orders.