Grenfell Cloth

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Grenfell Cloth is a densely-woven cotton gabardine material used to make luxury and outdoor clothing since its creation in 1923. It was named after Sir Wilfred Grenfell, a British medical missionary working extensively in Newfoundland. He required a cloth to be woven to protect himself from the snow, wind, wet and cold weather he encountered in his work.

The cloth is made from 600 thread-per-inch cotton originally by T. Haythornthwaite & Sons Ltd at Lodge Mill, Burnley, in the United Kingdom. It is similar to Byrd Cloth.[1]

After a spell under Japanese ownership in the 80's and 90's, Grenfell Cloth garments are once again manufactured in Britain. Grenfell is now based in London.

Usage[edit]

Grenfell Cloth has been used on many expeditions.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shelby L. Stanton (October 1994). U.S. Army Uniforms of World War II. Stackpole Books. p. 88. ISBN 978-0-8117-2595-8.
  2. ^ "Grenfell for the Mountaineer". Retrieved 2008-08-22.

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