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.
New at McLean & Co.
What's happening at McLean & Co in May 2022?Who can believe it is already May 2022? Firstly, thanks to all of you who supported us during our "Wish we were at the Wanaka Show" sale. Secondly, thank you to everyone who responded to my appe
We love Fashy hotties!We love our Fashy hot water bottles and have used them for years throughout our cold South Island winters. We recommend using German designed and manufactured Fashy-Thermoplast hot water bottles. Fa
Collaborating with Revology Concept StoreIf you are in Wanaka go and check out Revology Concept Store at 28 Helwick Street. This beautifully curated shop is definitely worth a visit, and not just because they stock McLean & Co. The
Wishing we were at the Wanaka Show Sale this weekendLike many thousands of others, we wish we at the Wanaka Show this morning, ready to experience the camaraderie, atmosphere and sheer joy of an amazing event. It's not just about making money
Newsletter - Feb 2022Hi, I'd better get this written and sent out to you quickly - it's already nearly March and I've been busy making product for the coming cooler months while Rod has been busy weaving our first
Naming our textile collections"How do you name your fabric collections?" Good question, often asked. Here at McLean & Co. we focus on local. We focus on history and tradition. We focus on craftsmanship. We focus on sustainable.
The history of herringboneWe weave a lot of herringbone patterned fabric, all using natural fibres, usually New Zealand wool of course! The herringbone pattern has been around for a long time. It was named for its similarit
Meet the maker - Oamaru 2021We love being involved in the Waitaki Meet the Maker event. It's an opportunity to be part of something much bigger than ourselves, give back to the community and of course show people what we are
Shining on...Our son Lachlan Dougal McLean shines on in so many ways, some tangible and some not, but he is always here, there and everyone, shining for so many people in ways Rod and I will never be aware of. We
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
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!