Weaving beautiful textiles for you to treasure ...

We are passionate about weaving New Zealand wool into beautiful fabrics for fashion and interiors.


Crafted with respect, woven with love, textiles to treasure

We are Rod and Sue McLean, working together as McLean & Co., using heritage looms and locally sourced wool to bring you ethically produced, traditionally woven and stitched textile products.

Our textiles are all woven by us, here in Oamaru, New Zealand, on our very rare George Hattersley & Sons looms, designed in 1895 and manufactured in the early 20th century.

We take pride in our craftsmanship, our beautiful woollen textiles and what we make from them.

McLean and Co. - crafted by us, for you

New at McLean & Co.

We weave using a Hattersley Domestic Weaving System - possibly the only set of its kind left in the world.

Click below to learn more.

What our customers say

I absolutely love my McLean & Co scarf - it's so soft and warm. I love that it's unique and when I wear it I feel really special. Thanks Rod and Sue.

Jodi, Oamaru

Hi Sue, Thanks for your note. The cushions arrived today and they look absolutely wonderful. You do such great work..

Jared and Hayley, Dunedin

Dear Sue and Rod - thanks so much for sending up the fantastic scarf, I love it, and look forward to it being cold enough up here to wear it. As you say, an excellent souvenir of Ōamaru, and a special example of craftsmanship.

Gregory, Auckland

I can't live without my McLean goodies - I am addicted to the soft touch and high quality of the weaving. I wear one of my McLeans every day.

Elli, Arrowtown

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Latest news

A video by Brian High about how we do what we do.

What's the Fashion Revolution?

It's April already and #fashionrevolutionweek2020    The world is a different place to this time last year. Many people are having time to take a breath, and take stock of some global issues that

Where does the time go???

I have been thinking it was time to write another wee episode for our blog. I couldn't believe it was October when I last sat down to do this!! It got me thinking, "Where does the time go?"

October newsletter time...

The year is speeding by and we are busy weaving and making stock for our coming busy season. One would think that winter would be the busy time for woollen textile manufacturers, but actually the

Go Sweet Spot

One of the things that has concerned me for some time is the simple act of posting our orders away in plastic satchels - so a couple of weeks ago I did something about it. We joined the team at

Wool, wool, wool....

Our business, McLean & Co weaves contemporary textiles using  New Zealand wool and traditional tweed and tartan patterns. Our textiles are limited edition, created in an ethical and sustainable

August 2019 newsletter

Writing a newsletter is scary - I receive newsletters from a few organisations and companies and I am always interested in the written and visual content - and most of them look so amazingly

The Slow Fashion Movement

People often ask "What is slow fashion?" Quite simply, slow fashion is the opposite of fast fashion. Slow Fashion is an awareness and approach to fashion. It means you choose to buy less,

Do we call it NZ Halfbred, Colonial Halfbred or Merino/Romney cross?

Whatever you want to call it, we love Halfbred yarn. It's soft, durable, lively; a real pleasure to weave and wear. Halfbred growers tell us that they are kind sheep, with a good nature. Here's a

North & South magazine article

The Ōamaru couple bringing back traditional textiles by Sue Hoffart / 13 October 2018   Sue and Rod McLean hand weave traditional textiles in their Ōamaru workshop using three cast-iron looms

Mary's blankets

One of the pleasures of commissioned work is meeting fabulous people who love the handcrafted, and love their wool.  One such couple hail from the Franklin region, south of Auckland.  They had a

Becoming marketeers!

Another exciting thing we get to do now is go to markets where we get to show off our wares and talk to lots of people.  Every market has a different feel to it and we have enjoyed meeting fellow

We love talking about our looms, our fabrics and products, and what we can do for you.

Email or ring us to discuss your ideas - we'd love to hear from you!


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