The Company

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Kelly & Windsor Australia designs, manufactures and distributes an exclusive collection of luxury bedding accessories, quilts, duvets, comforters, doonas, pillows and underblankets which are made using alpaca fleece and other natural specialty fibres.

Based in Melbourne Australia, Kelly & Windsor was established in 2001 as a new start enterprise and has now evolved into a fully vertical manufacturer of specialty high end bedding accessory products which are sold and marketed under the Kelly & Windsor brand to leading retailers in Australia and in selected international markets.

For a pdf copy of our Company Flyer and Company Profile, please click on the following links International where a pdf copy of the Company flyer in German, French, Dutch, Russian and Chinese is available.

  • Company and manufacturing facility established with the acquisition of fibre processing and quilting equipment.
  • Commenced business in manufacturing furniture cushions and non woven fibre fill product ranges.

  • Initial design and testing of bedding quilts with specialty fibres including alpaca, cashmere, mohair, Lyocell and silk.
  • Kelly & Windsor brand established.
  • Strategic exclusive alliance agreement with the Australian Alpaca industry to develop alpaca bedding accessories.
  • Commenced design and testing of alpaca quilts.

  • Launch of the new Kelly & Windsor brand of luxury alpaca quilts – Alpaca Classic Collection.
  • Released through David Jones, a leading Australian premium department store.
  • First website was launched.

  • Released Alpaca Classic underblanket and pillow and Alpaca Light (alpaca/cotton) bedding range.
  • Exhibited at Heimtextil fair, Germany.
  • First exports to Hong Kong.

  • Alpaca Gold (pure alpaca) quilt range released.
  • Exhibited at Heimtextil fair, Germany, second year.
  • First exports to Japan.
  • New website launched.

  • Upgraded carding and pillow lines.
  • Released the “His & Hers” dual weight quilt design in the Alpaca Gold and Alpaca Classic styles.
  • First exports to China & Taiwan.

  • Installed needle fabric equipment to manufacture alpaca and wool blend fabrics for the craft and interlining business.
  • Acquired multi needle quilting equipment.
  • Exhibited at Shanghai Intertextile Home Textile fair.
  • Exhibited at Shanghai Furnishings fair.

  • Alpaca SofTop (needle felt fabrics) released.
  • The Australian Alpaca Bedding Company brand name established with its own product range.
  • First online sales site launched.

  • Introduction of UltraSoft quilt design, patent pending.
  • Upgrade of all alpaca quilting collections.
  • Establishment of contract manufacturing business – quilted, needled and non woven textile products.

  • Exports expanded into China, Korea and Taiwan.
  • Exhibited at the Hong Kong Home Textiles fair.
  • Expansion of contract business into high performance products eg flame retardant bedding, fire protection screens.
  • Launched the Australian Country Wool range of wool quilts, duvets, doonas, comforters and underblankets.

  • Exhibited at Hong Kong Home Textile fair, second year.
  • Two new quilting lines purchased and installed for super king sizes for Australia and International markets.

  • Exhibited at Hong Kong Home Textile fair, third year.
  • Exhibited at Shanghai Home Textile fair.
  • Accredited as an approved supplier to the Australian Department of Defence, Royal Australian Navy for flame retardant bedding products (quilts, pillows, linen and quilt covers) for submarine and surface vessels.
  • Released Alpaca Bamboo quilt collection.

  • Exhibited at Heimtextil fair, Frankfurt, Germany, third year.
  • Launched new marketing website with updated on line shopping facility.

  • Exhibited at Heimtextil fair, Frankfurt, Germany, fourth year.
  • Extended the range of Alpaca Bamboo quilt collection – a 300gsm lightweight and a 600gsm super warm version released.
  • Acquired state of the art embroidery equipment for new quilt design collections

Our Vision and Business Philosophy

We aim to manufacture the finest quality Australian made bedding accessories to the highest quality standards and deliver outstanding customer service and sales support to our customers.

We strive to deliver this outcome in a timely, professional and ethical manner. We respect the privacy of our customers, suppliers and affiliated contacts and we will never compromise the confidentiality of our business dealings and activities to any outside party.

Our Quality Guarantee

Kelly & Windsor manufacture’s its exclusive and luxurious bedding collections in Australia to the highest possible quality standards by using the best quality raw materials combined with leading edge manufacturing process systems and a commitment to 100% quality certification.

Our quality philosophy is absolute and we will never ship out a product to a customer unless its first class and has passed our very strict quality control system and procedures. We guarantee that our quilts, pillows and underblankets are free of manufacturing faults, no questions.

Our Employees

The Kelly & Windsor employees are an exceptional group of highly skilled, experienced and dedicated people. With a combined experience of over one hundred years in Australian and international manufacturing, sales, marketing and customer service, they really are the core of the business.

We constantly manage an ongoing manufacturing training program to ensure that staff are integrated into the company’s growth and development. Kelly & Windsor has been recognised in Australia as being an industry leader in its flexible employee work schedules and implementation of multi tasking work programs.

Our Product Distribution

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Under the Kelly & Windsor brand, our bedding products are sold into four key market segments:

Domestic Retail

Kelly & Windsor’s quilts, duvets, comforters, pillows and under blankets are sold nationally throughout Australia to over 250 specialty bedding retail outlets.

Tourist Retail

The inbound tourist market in Australia is large and is experiencing rapid growth especially from mainland China, Taiwan and Korea. We sell our unique alpaca quilts to the leading inbound tourist retailers throughout Australia and the Kelly & Windsor alpaca bedding brand is well recognised and is in demand from both tourists and retailers alike.

International

A key growth market for Kelly & Windsor is export to international markets. We have considerable experience in manufacturing to export market requirements in custom made or international sizes, weights and if required under private label brands. We have been exporting our Australian made alpaca quilts, pillows and underblankets for over ten years to selected international markets including China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan. In 2014 we are establishing an export program to Europe. Please refer to our International section for further information.

Online Sales

To serve the local Australian on line buyers, this site offers a full shopping facility. An international shopping cart in several languages and currencies is currently in development and when fully deployed in 2014 we will be able accept, prepare and ship orders to anywhere in the world.

Contract Manufacturing

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Kelly & Windsor is an experienced vertical non woven textile manufacturer and we can design and manufacture products for third parties: -

  • Bedding products (Quilts and Pillows)
  • Needle felt fabrics (Alpaca and other fibre felt fabrics)
  • Fibre fill products (cushions and fibre balls)
  • Specialty quilted products (Upholstery and decorative)
  • Technical fabrics and quilted products
  • Flame retardant bedding for institutions and military applications.

For contract business, we can offer a full supply solution or offer cmt (cut make & trim) options with the customer to supply the materials. We can offer specialist service, advice and quick turn around in small quantities to suit.

Kelly & Windsor can also advise on OEM branding and packaging options to suit.
If you are a manufacturer and require assistance in sourcing these type of products, please call us.