As a vertical manufacturer, Kelly & Windsor is able to closely control and manage each step of our key manufacturing processes. These key steps are critical to manufacturing our luxury quilt collections and several of these manufacturing processes can be seen in the news section of this site.
Kelly & Windsor actively involves and encourages the participation of all staff in its business. This philosophy has on a number of occasions resulted in improved product design, quality, process and systems. The new UltraSoft quilting design is an example, where staff participation and team work resulted in the creation of a completely new and innovative quilting design.
Our quilting design significantly improves the quality of our alpaca quilts in their softness, warmth, appearance and performance. An outstanding example of the experience and ability of the Kelly & Windsor manufacturing team.
The classing of incoming alpaca fleece is a very specialized skill and is a critical part of the alpaca bedding manufacturing process. At Kelly & Windsor we carefully assess each incoming fleece lot for fibre thickness (as measured in microns), fibre length, colour, consistency and vegetable contamination.
The alpaca fleece used in the manufacture of the Kelly & Windsor alpaca quilt collections has been carefully inspected and graded against our strict control specifications to ensure that it is of world-class quality.
This is the mechanical process of creating a multi-layered web of fibres with a specific weight and width suitable for the manufacture of quilts. After carding and combing, the result is a gossamer thin fibre web which is then cross laid, layer upon layer to create the fleece filling for the quilt. Kelly & Windsor has installed state of the art cross lapping equipment which is computer controlled to manage the laying up of carded alpaca fleece fibres.
Our pure Alpaca Gold 500 quilt's filling is actually made of twenty-six very fine layers of pure alpaca fleece. These layers optimize the loft, warmth and quality of the finished quilt.
In each stage of the manufacture of Kelly & Windsor's bedding products there is a process of quality inspection, from the receipt of raw materials to the final packing of the product.
The last stage of the manufacturing process is the final inspection and packing. Every article is individually inspected before packing. The packing date is recorded for each item enabling Kelly & Windsor to trace products as part of our TQM (total quality management system).
Our quilts, duvets, doonas, underblankets and pillows are guaranteed for -
> The finest quality materials.
> The highest manufacturing quality.
> That they are genuinely 100% made in Australia
We ship to customers with premium quality carriers whom we have been working with for many years. Our carriers have the capability to reliably deliver a customer's order in a prompt manner without damage.