New Collection from Designtex

In an exclusive partnership with renowned Scottish mill, Bute Fabrics Ltd., Designtex introduces a collection of six distinctive upholsteries that find fresh ways to showcase the rich qualities of wool. Each style features its own unique weave structure and yarn composition.

Bute Fabrics is a contemporary textile manufacturer located on the island of Bute on the west coast of Scotland. Housed in an old cotton-spinning mill built in 1780, Bute Fabrics was founded after the Second World War by the 5th Marquess of Bute in order to provide local jobs for men and women returning from service. Seventy years on, Bute continues to design and weave high quality, sophisticated wool and wool-blend fabrics with the luxury and lasting elegance characteristic of traditional Scottish wool.

There are 6 designs in the collection:

Bute Braemar – A hefty waffle weave in 100% wool, Braemar is every textile-lover’s dream. Select colorways are two-tone, while others are luscious solids.

Bute Lewis – The most graphic of the group, this two-tone chevron pattern can be either bold or subtle, depending on the pairing in each colorway. The 100% wool construction provides a pleasing hand.

Bute Melrose – A familiar favorite, Melrose is fabricated using a broken twill weave construction in combination with an unusual reverse twist yarn, which distorts the weave to provide a distinctive irregular texture. Melrose has been revamped to include some complex new colors that give this subtle style a whole new dimension.

Bute Storr – In a word: chunky. Storr is all about the yarn—with the heaviest wool bouclé we’ve ever seen, it seems to evoke the feel of a raw fleece. Available in a stately range of blues, greens and naturals, Storr offers total woolly luxury.

Bute Tiree – This woolly bouclé is finer than Storr, creating a luxurious texture by interweaving high and low loops of yarn. Tiree is available in a rich palette of colors, from vivid glowing hues to brooding neutrals.

Bute Tweed – With its pleasingly nubby surface and flecked colors, this contemporary tweed in 100% wool comes in every classic hue you can name—plus a whole slew of new colors you haven’t yet imagined.