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High Quality Socks, Textiles and Worsted Yarns Designed & Spun in Devon

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John ArbonWelcome to
John Arbon Textiles

Thanks for indulging in our traditional British-made luxury socks, yarn and fibre tops – our world of woolly wonders.

John Arbon Textiles is a small, family-run business with a Mill, known as Fibre Harvest, nestling in the heart of North Devon. It is one of only a handful of small-scale worsted specialist processing & spinning Mills still operating in the UK, using traditional machinery to process and spin fine quality British yarns and tops.

Our production concept is simple – a return to old style manufacture … sourcing raw fibre (locally wherever possible) and converting it in Britain into high quality, luxury yarns and fibre tops.

We develop and make our yarns (including those used to knit our socks) and fibre tops at our Mill - a haven of enthusiasm & creativity. In the last year new Mill arrival, Italian cone winder (Gino) has settled in splendidly, whilst Gillian the skeiner (one of our oldest machines at over 100 years of age) has had a re-vamp & is running smoother than ever (see the short film of the Mill giving a glimpse into our woolly lives below).

We are proud to introduce our latest yarn and tops range Devonia, a beautiful blend of Devon fibres in 14 deep, mottled, irresistible shades (click here for more info).

And our KBN 4ply minis are welcomed into the fold - all 103 Knit By Numbers shades now available in baby 25g hanks, perfect for colour-work (click here for more info).

Mill Membership numbers increase monthly & we’re planning more special treats for the Mill Members secret web page in 2018 (click here for more info).

The fabulous Mill team, lead steadfastly by John, are Helena, Jack, Phil & Natasha; our Lynton shop & office, with Juliet at the helm, is run by Ginette, Judi & Natasha (again), whilst Frankie is our roving ambassador.

2018 sees our 4th Mill Open Weekend & Sale on 19th & 20th May, whilst we look forward to attending shows such as Unravel, Edinburgh Yarn Festival, Wonderwool, Woolfest, Fibre East and Yarndale.

Meanwhile we celebrate, as always, our oh-so comfy and cosy land of Arbon Socks. This year our lovely sock range has a catalogue all to itself … celebrating each style in all its glory - tried and tested natural fibre unisex socks that are kinder to your feet, developed by John since 2001.

And our big news for this catalogue is that we are welcoming Kim Kearney (of Town End Yarns in the Lake District) into our sock fold. As of 1st February 2018 we will be passing our sock mantle to Kim for her to nurture and expand.

Kim will work closely with us to continue to supply our regular styles. John will carry on sourcing fibre and spinning the unique specialist yarns at our Mill in Devon. Whilst together, John and Kim will improve on existing and develop new sock styles, producing an exciting and comprehensive luxury Arbon Socks range.

We know Kim will take on and move forward with our British-made luxury sock range, adding her years of yarn and animal breeding experience into the mix.

And, with Kim at the sock helm, we (John & Juliet) will be able to ensconce ourselves even further into all things wondrously woolly at the Mill.

So we would like to close by thanking you, our customers, for your continued support and encouragement, whilst welcoming Kim to our wonderful world of luxury socks.

All the best

John & Juliet & The Team X 

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John Arbon Textiles & Fibre Harvest - British makers of unisex socks, yarns and fibres

As John Arbon Textiles we are a small family-run business, nestled in North Devon producing a wide range of luxury socks in the UK. Sister company, Fibre Harvest, uses traditional worsted machinery to process & spin fine quality British yarns ... one of only a handful of small scale Worsted Mills still operating in the UK.

Our production concept is simple – a return to the old style of textile manufacture ... sourcing raw fibre (locally wherever possible) & converting it in Britain into high quality hand knit yarns & the very sock yarn used to knit our luxury British made unisex socks.

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