about bute

Bute Fabrics is a contemporary fabric designer and manufacturer based on the Isle of Bute, off the west coast of Scotland. The landscape, colours and textures of the island provide a rich seam of inspiration for the
design team who reside there. Far from being isolated, Bute Fabrics enjoys an international profile, working with designers and manufacturers across the globe.

The company and the island share a unique family history as the 5th Marquess of Bute set up the company in 1947 to provide employment for returning servicemen and servicewomen and the Bute family has been inextricably linked with the island and its development ever since. John Bute, 7th Marquess of Bute and other family members are shareholders and owners of the business.

Bute Fabrics is part of the Bute Family brand, www.butefamily.com,
which includes:

  • Mount Stuart Trust, managers of the amazing Victorian gothic splendour of Mount Stuart
  • Bute Estate Foods a subsidiary of which is Ritchie's of Rothesay, world famed fish smokers

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. Working with renowned designers such as Jasper Morrison, Tom Dixon, Barber Osgerby, and Timorous Beasties, the Bute Collection has set the highest standards for the industry.

In partnership with leading international furniture manufacturers, Bute has become synonymous with sophisticated contemporary textiles for hospitality, auditoria and corporate applications.

Bute - About

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