Bute is a Scottish contemporary textile manufacturer with a traditional heritage. Founded on the Isle of Bute more than fifty years ago, Bute currently collaborates with contemporary designers such as Tom Dixon, Jasper Morrison, Matthew Hilton and weaves for companies like Knoll International, Habitat and Designtex. Bute fabrics are manufactured to Severe Contract Standard. Bute Fabrics is now one of the UK’s best-known and respected upholstery fabric manufacturers as a result of its many design led initiatives and collaborations. Bute’s speciality is stretch fabric.
Quality is built into their fabrics from the sourcing of yarn, through the dyeing of yarn and fabric to match standards held by our Quality Assurance department, to inspection at of woven fabrics at three stages of production and hand finishing of each and every metre over lightboxes. Colour matching to standards is done under several light sources to best replicate the end-use environment.