Weaving mill of apparel cloth, focussing mainly menswear and jacketing.
Verified by Make Works Scotland October 2013
|Type||Material Supplier, Fabricator|
|Location||Peebles, Scottish Borders|
Typically made are mens tweeds and jacketing fabrics. These can also be used in upholstery. The in-house design team are able to work through bespoke designs, so new clients simply need to come with an idea, colour swatch - and preferably a budget or timeline. There is also access to an extensive archive for inspiration. Minimum order is 150m.
|Turnaround Time||Project Dependent|
|Production Access||By appointment|
|File Types||Sketches, Patterns|
MaterialsTextiles Cashmere Cotton Tweed Silk Linen Show more
ProcessesWeaving Warping Jacquard Loom Weaving Darning
MachinesJacquard Loom Floor Loom
Video: Make Works visit Robert Noble in Peebles
Robert Noble was originally established in Galashiels in 1666 by David Ballantyne. In 1866 the businesses expanded to such an extent that larger premises were required. In 1884, D. Ballantyne moved to Peebles and built March Street Mills, along with tied housing for workers. Weaving was the only relevant industry in the Scottish Borders at that time: 15-20,000 people from the area were employed by the industry. Today over 150 people are employed by Moorbrook Textiles, half of those in March Street Mills in Peebles.