We are very proud of our history, a lot of milestones and success
2001 - The K&W start up
Company and manufacturing facility established with the acquisition of fibre processing and quilting equipment.
Commenced business in manufacturing furniture cushions and non-woven fibre fill product ranges.
2002 - The K&W brand vision
Initial design and testing of bedding quilts made with specialty fibres including alpaca, cashmere, mohair, Lyocell and silk.
Kelly & Windsor brand established.
Strategic exclusive alliance agreement with the Australian Alpaca industry to develop alpaca bedding accessories.
Commenced design and testing of alpaca quilts.
2003 - Launch of the K&W brand
Launch of the new Kelly & Windsor brand of luxury alpaca quilts - Alpaca Classic Collection.
Released through David Jones, a leading Australian premium department store.
First website was launched.
2004 - The first exports
Released Alpaca Classic underblankets and pillow and Alpaca Light (alpaca/cotton) bedding range.
Exhibited at Heimtextil fair, Germany.
First exports to Hong Kong.
2005 - Alpaca Gold quilts, a superstar product
Alpaca Gold (pure alpaca) quilt range released.
Exhibited at Heimtextil fair, Germany, second year.
First exports to Japan.
New website launched.
2006 - More new alpaca quilts collections
Released the "His & Hers" dual weight quilt design in the Alpaca Gold and Alpaca Classic styles.
Upgraded carding and pillow lines.
First exports to China & Taiwan.
2007 - Technical innovations
Installed needle fabric equipment to manufacture alpaca and wool blend fabrics for the craft and interlining business.
Acquired multi needle quilting equipment.
Exhibited at Shanghai Intertextile Home Textile and the Shanghai Furnishing Fair.
2008 - A new brand
Alpaca Softop (needle felt fabrics) released.
The Australian Alpaca Bedding Company brand name established with its own product range.
First online sales site launched.
2009 - Contract OEM started up
Introduction of UltraSoft seamless quilt design, patent pending.
Upgrade of all alpaca quilting collections.
Establishment of contract manufacturing business - quilted and needled products
2010 - Exports surge
Exports expanded into China, Korea and Taiwan.
Exhibited at the Hong Kong Home Textiles fair.
Expansion of business into high performance products eg flame retardant bedding, fire protection screens.
Launched the Australian Country Wool range of wool quilts, duvets, doonas, comforters and underblankets.
2011 - Plant upgrades
Two new quilting lines purchased and installed for super king sizes for Australia and International markets.
Exhibited at the Hong Kong Home Textile fair, second year.
TV shopping in Taiwan
2012 - A big year
Exhibited at the Hong Kong Home Textile fair, third year.
Exhibited at Shanghai Home Textile fair.
Accredited as an approved supplier to the Australian Department of Defence, Royal Australian Navy for flame retardant bedding products (quilts, pillows, linen and quilt covers) for submarine and surface vessels.
Released Alpaca Bamboo quilt collection, a world's first innovation in natural bedding.
TV shopping in Taiwan, second year and a sell out
2013 - On line shopping
Launched new marketing website with updated on line shopping facility.
Exhibited at Heimtextil fair, Frankfurt, third year.
TV shopping in Australia with 6 shows, all sold out
2014 - A record year of growth
Exhibited at Heimtextil fair, Frankfurt, Germany, fourth year.
Exhibited at Intertextile fair, Shanghai, China
Exhibited at Maison Objet fair, Paris, France
Extended the range of Alpaca Bamboo quilt collection - a 300gsm lightweight and a 600gsm super warm version released.
Acquired state of the art embroidery equipment for new quilt design collections
2015 - European sales program launched
Kelly & Windsor Europe BV, a 100% subsidiary incorporated in Netherlands to support the European sales program.
Designed and released the world's first All Seasons alpaca quilt collections - Alpaca Bamboo and Alpaca Gold versions
Exhibited at Heimtextil, Frankfurt, fifth year
Exhibited at Maison Objet, Paris, second year
2016 - Record export orders
Exhibited at Heimtextil, Frankfurt, sixth year
Kelly & Windsor Europe BV in Netherlands set up
Several sales visits to Europe to launch the brand, positive. First orders taken with high end retailers in Netherlands and Belgium
Production capacity expanded with several plant & process initiatives
Export orders reach all-time record to China and Taiwan
2017 - Year of the Rooster
Established The Australian Alpaca Bedding Company as the K&W master distributor P R China
Designed and launched the AABC alpaca and wool bedding product range for China
Launched new AABC web site in English & Chinese
Exhibited at Heimtextil (seventh year)
Exhibited at Intertextiles Shanghai Fair
Co branding program with HYX of China
Alibaba sent film crew to Australia to make a video about Kelly & Windsor and AABC
Secured major supply contracts with the Australian Royal Navy for bedding products
Commenced on line selling into China - Seeco and others. Our first 11th November sales event
2018 - A "Blue Ocean Year"
Exhibited at Heimtextil (8th year)
Exhibited at Spring and Autumn Intertextile Fair in Shanghai
Expanded on line sales in China - TMall, JD.com
Expanded private label quilt business and established an alliance for export to China.
2019 - A year of changes
Fibre carding line refurbished (higher output + improved quality & more flexibility) and process systems improved and upgraded
Exhibited at Autumn Intertextile fair Shanghai (4th fair)
New product development program initiated
Expanded private label quilt business
New web site launched
2020 - A very challenging year
Updated web site and CRM systems
New header samples released
Despite several covid restrictions throughout the year, we didnt miss a production day and were busy for the whole year and even hired additional staff.
Upgraded our plant with several new items of equipment in sewing, quilting and shipping
Repeat export sale orders
2021 - We celebrate 20 years of business!
New products released
Alpaca Bamboo His & Hers quilt range
Alpaca wool underblankets
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