Grenfell Cloth

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Grenfell Cloth is a close-woven cotton twill material used to make outdoor clothing from its creation in 1923. It was named for Sir Wilfred Grenfell, a medical missionary in Newfoundland. He asked for a cloth to be woven to protect himself from the wet and cold weather he encountered in his travels.

The clothing was used in many expeditions.[1]

The cloth was made from 600 thread-per-inch Egyptian cotton by T.Haythornthwaite & Sons Ltd at Lodge Mill, Burnley, UK.

After a spell under Japanese ownership, Grenfell Cloth garments have been manufactured in Britain again since 2002. Now based in London.


  1. ^ "Grenfell for the Mountaineer". Retrieved 2008-08-22. 

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