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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We are donating a day's production to make wool quilts and pillows which we will give to the Father Bob Maguire Foundation so that they can help and support those who are in need in our local community.
We are very proud to support such a great cause and look forward to another Father Bob day.
As part of our giving back philosophy, we are excited to announce that Kelly & Windsor Australia and the Alpaca Bedding Company has recently partnered with The Lung Foundation of Australia in a cause related marketing program.
Our goal is to contribute to a very worthy cause by donating to their resreach programs.
First launched in 2006, our alpaca underblankets have been very popular but unfortunately in 2015 we encountered some technical manufacturing problems that we just couldn't resolve and we reluctantly had to discontinue their production.
Today we are advising that they are coming back in winter 2021.