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 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 SpotOne 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 newsletterWriting 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 MovementPeople 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 articleThe 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 blanketsOne 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
We love talking about our looms, our fabrics and products, and what we can do for you.
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