Bute Fabrics - Tweedy Living
Cover Your House in Tweed
Bute Fabrics is a British heritage company and contemporary fabric designer and manufacturer based on the Isle of Bute, off the west coast of Scotland.
It was founded in 1947 by the then 5th Marquess of Bute, to provide employment for returning ex-servicemen and women following the Second World War. The company continues to be owned by the Marquess of Bute, now the 7th Marquess, the former Formula 1 racing driver and Le Mans 24 hour race winner, Johnny Dumfries.
Bute Fabrics design and manufacture upholstery and curtain fabrics on the island, including tweeds in a Donegal yarn in a vast swathe of colours.
Its wonderful fabrics have been used in commissions at British landmarks like The Sage in Gateshead, the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay, and London's Royal Festival Hall. Next stop Tweed Towers?
British designers are also picking out their fabric for its aesthetic and durable qualities. We have the Hush Lounge Chair from Harrogate designers and manufacturers Naughtone above. And we have the Bosco II Sofa below by Mark, Cornwall-based designers who manufacture locally where possible.