WAY BACK IN 1916, BARNETT NATHAN'S VISION WAS TO DESIGN BEAUTIFUL, ELEGANT FURNITURE OFFERING QUALITY AND VALUE. THAT VISION REMAINS AT THE HEART OF NATHAN'S PRODUCTS TO THIS DAY.
Today Nathan and its sister company Sutcliffe Furniture are based at Frostholme Mill on the Yorkshire/Lancashire border. Frostholme Mill in the village of Cornholme was a cotton mill and where the industrial revolution took hold and catapulted the world into the industrial era.
In the second half of the 1800s 90% of all the cotton was produced within a few short miles from here, the steep valleys and plentiful water supply was the perfect combination to provide the right atmosphere to produce cotton yarn and cloth.
The mill was built in 1861 and had a steam powered weaving shed with 400 looms and by 1887 this had risen to over a 1,000 looms employing more than 600 people. Cotton continued to be woven at Frostholme Mill until 1968 when it was one of the last mills to stop weaving in the area. Shortly afterward it became a furniture factory.
Today we have one of the largest furniture manufacturing units supplying the retail trade in the UK of upper middle market furniture and the mill continues to produce high quality furniture for the Nathan and Sutcliffe Brands.