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The family business was founded in May 1912 when Henry Griffiths, the current owner's grandfather, bought Tregwynt Mill for £760. Now a thriving business employing 25 people, Melin Tregwynt were privileged to be invited to meet Prince Charles at his Highgrove home in March and have several events planned to celebrate this milestone year.
Rowan Tweed: earlier this year Rowan Yarns used the mill as a backdrop for one of their knitwear style books, Rowan Tweed. This book will include a short section on the mill's history and the centenary. The brochure will not be launched until 1st August.
Cultural Olympiad - Blanket Coverage, Melin Tregwynt
Welsh Tapestry and Tupperware tea party: Adain Avion invites you to bring your retro Welsh tapestry blankets and packed Tupperware for a communal picnic on Sunday 1st July outside the Swansea Waterfront Museum. A special anniversary edition of Melin Tregwynt's signature Madison fabric will be used to wrap the fuselage of a plane (think Christo!). Melin Tregwynt have also woven a special fabric for the airhostesses who will be taking part in this event. Please check out the Adain Avion website: www.adainavion.org for more information.
Eisteddfod: Melin Tregwynt hope to be able to show the fabric created for the Olympiad at the Annual National Eisteddfod held this year at the old Llandow Airfield near Cowbridge in the Vale of Glamorgan from 4th to 7th August. More information will be available on this soon!
Cardiff Design Festival: Melin Tregwynt will celebrate 100 years of Welsh design and manufacture during the Cardiff Design Festival from 28th September to 14th October.
Special commissions: Melin Tregwynt have created exclusive ranges for Highgrove Enterprises, available in store now, and also for John Lewis, to launch in September. Both of these collections draw on the huge resource of design ideas developed over the last century.
To find out more about Melin Tregwynt, please go to http://www.melintregwynt.co.uk