History

Brintons began manufacturing carpet in Kidderminster in 1783 and there have been many notable milestones, from pioneering the 80% wool / 20% nylon blend to celebrating the Queen's diamond jubilee, here are just a few of them...

  • 2017
    • Brintons Carpets Ltd acquired by Argand Partners LP from the Carlyle Group.

  • 2015
    • Brintons acquires F.D Agnella, A Polish-based manufacturer and supplier of high quality carpets and rugs.

  • 2014
    • Brintons wins 'Best Carpet' 2014 at the House Beautiful Awards

    • Brintons wins Best Flooring Brand 2014 by the furnishing trade magazine Interiors Monthly

  • 2011
    • Brintons is acquired by The Carlyle Group, a global alternative asset manager.

    • Brintons supplies carpet to the newly-opened St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London, the location used in their 1999 brand campaign.

    • Brintons launches its first High Definition Weave Collection, to be woven on its latest patented looms.

  • 2007
    • Brintons launch their Residential "Seasons by Brintons" advertising campaign.

  • 2003
    • Brintons launched its "most luxurious carpets in the world campaign", this time working with renowned shoe designer Manolo Blahnik. The campaign was shortlisted for awards by House Beautiful magazine and the Periodical Publishers Association in 2005.

    • Brintons acquisition of Woodward Grosvenor.

  • 2001
    • Brintons is awarded the "Manufacturing Excellence Award" (MX2001), beating competition from British Aerospace and Jaguar. The success is recognition of the tremendous progress made by the company in the areas of customer focus, product and process innovation, as well as the efficient use of resources.

  • 1999
    • The "Some things in life wear better than others" campaign is launched, shot on location at the derelict St Pancras Chambers Hotel, with dresses by Anthony Price.

  • 1993
    • Brintons launch their first advertising campaign for which Vivienne Westwood designed a series of iconic carpet dresses.

  • 1965
    • The iconic Bell Twist series is launched

  • 1958
    • The Royal Warrant is granted to Brintons in recognition of supplying carpets to Royal residences.

  • 1950
    • Brintons pioneers the 80% wool/ 20% nylon yarn blend for carpets

  • 1933
    • Brintons celebrates 150 years of their British made carpet (carpet supplied for Queen Mary).

  • 1890
    • Brintons patents the Axminster loom

  • 1876
    • Brintons head office is built and opened in Exchange Street, Kidderminster.

  • 1783
    • Brintons began manufacturing carpet in Kidderminster. Their carpet is still made in Britain to this day.