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