Morton Young and Borland was founded in 1900 and is one of the last remaining lace and madras producers. They house the world's only Nottingham Lace design team. It re-branded to become known as MYB Textiles and has managed to stay successful due to its many innovations. Its lace has been featured heavily in TV shows and movies as well as big productions in the theatre industry. They also are able to create bespoke designs quickly and their commitment to innovation has led them to develop a collection of inherently flame retardant products manufactured on the Scottish Madras Loom and certified by Trevira CS.
Taken from MYB Textiles website.
To view their collections and designs visit their website here: https://www.mybtextiles.com
Below is an extract that has been taken from their website: https://www.mybtextiles.com/history/
"SCOTTISH LACE & MADRAS
MYB was founded as an exclusive manufacturer of Scottish Leno Gauze weave, later known as Scottish Madras. 'Madras' became a generic term inspired by the product's wide distribution throughout the city of Madras in India.
In 1913 the company invested in Nottingham Lace Looms, enabling them to present a larger variety of products to their clients. The Irvine Valley offered the perfect damp climate for the Nottingham Lace machinery and its product.
MYB Textiles is now the only producer in the world manufacturing patterned lace with original Nottingham Lace Looms, some of which are over 90 years old and up to 1220cms wide. This manufacturing process is extremely labour intensive. The looms run at a very slow, controlled pace so as to give a high level of quality control: this attention to detail gives the product its niche."
Some of their work:
We were privileged to be shown around MYB Textiles in 2018, here is some of what we saw on the day:
Video by Bob Astill