Woven in time: The story of Bronte by Moon

At Classic Cotton we endeavour to make sure that any product we sell is the ultimate in both style and comfort. 

Nothing say that more than Bronte by Moon throws. 


Because they're testament to enduring quality and craftsmanship. 

For over 185 years, their journey from local yarn supplier to global icon has been marked by a commitment to excellence and a passion for fine textiles. 

A rich tapestry of heritage

The story of Bronte by Moon begins in 1837, a significant year that witnessed two historic events. 

The ascension of Queen Victoria to the throne and just as, if not more importantly, the founding of Abraham Moon & Sons. Abraham Moon, a prominent figure in the community of Guiseley, embarked on a mission to supply quality fabrics to the local market. 

What started as a modest enterprise soon became a symbol of excellence in woollen manufacturing. 

From Yorkshire grit to global recognition

In 1868, the company was officially incorporated when Abraham entered into a partnership with his two eldest sons. One of those sons, Arthur, laid the foundation stone for the original Netherfield Road woollen mill, which was built next to an abundant source of local spring water, ideal for manufacturing processes, such as scouring. 

And it's a method still used today. 

Thanks to the mill, Abraham Moon & Sons entered into the 1870s at the forefront of the thriving woollen industry with their signature Grey Tweed fabric. 

Endurance through adversity

In 1877, tragedy struck when Abraham unexpectedly passed away when the horse pulling his carriage bolted. Abraham stayed on board to try and control the animal, which ended in a fatal crash. 

It wasn't the only tragedy to strike the company as, in 1902, a fire tore through the mill, destroying it completely. However, there was one glimmer of light, as the fire meant the mill was rebuilt to 20th-century standards, once again putting the business at the forefront of the industry. 

A tradition of excellence

Although the Moon family sold the business in 1920, the company continued growing, no matter what changes were thrown it. There was no bigger challenge than the increase in man-made fabrics during the 1980s and 90s. 

Mills tried and failed to compete on price. 

In contract, Abraham Moon & Sons focused on the luxury market, taking advantage of the manufacturing consistency that only a vertical mill can offer - which resulted in them working with international brands including Paul Smith, Burberry and Ralph Lauren. 

A new Moon

In 2009, Bronte Tweeds joined forces with Abraham Moon & Sons and was renamed Bronte by Moon. 

Embrace the seasons with Bronte by Moon

At the heart of Bronte by Moon's allure lies their exquisite range of throws, renowned for their unparalleled warmth and luxurious comfort. 

Crafted by the finest wool and centuries of tradition, Bronte by Moon throws are ideal for: 

  • Winter nights by the fire
  • Spring picnics in the countryside
  • Autumn evenings under the stars

Why Classic Cotton? 

At Classic Cotton, we stock and sell Bronte by Moon throws, not just for their comfort but because they symbolise tradition, innovation and enduring quality. With each meticulously crafted piece, we invite you to embrace the warmth of tradition and the timeless beauty of Yorkshire - wherever you are in the world. 


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