Edmund Bell

United Kingdom

About Edmund Bell

Edmund Bell established the company to which he gave his name in 1855, passing the business on to his two sons, Henry & Clifford, when he died in 1890.

The business grew throughout the early 20th century focussing on producing fabrics for apparel wear. With export markets opening up in Persia (Iran) and Australia, a large percentage of products went abroad. At the time English textiles were regarded as the finest quality in the world, with Edmund Bell maintaining this excellent quality.

At the start of World War 2, the need arose for black out fabrics to protect against German bombers. The heavy Black Italian cloth produced by Edmund Bell was deemed ideal for this purpose, which is how Edmund Bell inadvertently entered the domestic furnishing market which would be the focus of their future.

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