Renowned textile artisans Morton Young and Borland have been exclusively weaving Scottish lace and madras sheers since 1900. MYB Textiles are recognised worldwide for their commitment to ensuring the highest quality of production.
MYB Textiles is now the only producer in the world manufacturing patterned lace with original Nottingham Lace Looms, some of which are over 120 years old and up to 1220cms wide. This manufacturing process is extremely labour intensive. The looms run at a very slow, controlled pace so as to give a high level of quality control: this attention to detail gives the product its niche.

MYB has invested heavily in developing and modernising the production techniques used to create its Scottish Lace and Madras. In return for the use of the loom that helped him produce the first seamless airbag, local inventor Michael Litton used his technical expertise to develop a bespoke technology on which MYB would then weave their Scottish Madras fabrics.

Litton installed an Italian Vamatex loom – this new technology was to maintain the high quality product MYB were known for but with a much larger production capability: from 50 metres to 850 metres per loom per week. They still remain the only mill in the world with access to this unique technology. This innovation and development profoundly impacted the sales position of Morton Young and Borland and the company maintained a strong position for years thereafter.

Today many of the original Nottingham Lace looms have also been modified and networked to the CAD computers in the design office. This is yet another amazing development for MYB and has allowed for increased production and design capability whilst simultaneously decreasing the turnaround time for clients.

Over the past 20 years, Morton Young and Borland has developed the MYB Textiles name, adding a contemporary edge to their proud heritage. With a reputation built on the specialist skills and traditions prevalent in its products, maintaining these niche skills continues to be of paramount importance going forward. They thrive as the last remaining mill in the area due to their passion for continuing the lace and madras production tradition with the aid of new forms of product development and innovation.


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MYB Textiles
14 Stoneygate Road, , Newmilns, KA16 9AL
01560 321210