Rowan is an internationally renowned design-led luxury handknit yarn company, producing two pattern collections a year to support their portfolio of premium yarns. Rowan was first established in 1978 by two Yorkshire men, Stephen Sheard and Simon Cockin. Initially with offices based above a grocery store, the business soon moved to Green Lane Mill, Holmfirth, where the Rowan team still work to this day. The aim was to develop colourful rug weaving yarns, as there was a lack of vibrant yarns on the market. The new Rowan yarns were targeted at designers and creative crafters so they could produce exciting contemporary designs. With the help of designer Kaffe Fassett, the focus quickly changed to handknit yarns, and the rest is history.
At Rowan the ethos has always been to inspire and teach people the joy of knitting whether you’re a beginner or advance knitter. Rowan is also passionate about creating inspirational and desirable handknit design. With designs that reflect the fashion trends of the time which have become classics, with designs of the past still being used today.
The Rowan fabric company offers a broad range of original and unique designs, offered on premium cotton fabrics which are distributed to retailers like Fifis Fabricology who are able to share the extensive collections to the public and enhance your next undertaking.