1 Station Road, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9AL

Our History

Our family business was started by Angus Litster who learnt his trade and was apprenticed in the woollen mills of Galashiels in the Scottish borders, then the centre of the Scottish tweed industry.

Eventually he found his way down to Devon where for four years he worked at Dartington Hall near Totnes for the founder Leonard Elmhirst, introducing the Scottish methods of weaving into the textile mill.

Angus was encouraged to start up on his own and found the ideal spot in Bovey Tracey where in 1938 he commenced weaving on an old wooden handloom brought down from his native Scotland. With his new wife, Kathleen, his tweed and the products made from it soon acquired acclaim and the business quickly established itself.

Today, over seventy years later, the business is continued by their daughter Liz and her husband Stuart. The old wooden handloom is still used to make beautifully soft colourful throws and the various weights of tweed are now made on two semi-automatic handlooms.

We use only the best of materials which is then woven to give an excellent firm cloth.

Our tweed is sent all over the world and we are very proud that we have supplied a member of the royal family.

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