04 Mar Friday Files – MORTON, YOUNG AND BORLAND (MYB) – One of Boyac’s recently acquired textile houses
Morton, Young and Borland was founded in 1900 by Flemish refugees in the Irvine Valley, Northwest Scotland. The industry for lace and madras flourished throughout the early 20th century, and consequently led to the opening of various large mills around Scotland.
Despite the pressure on the Scottish textile industry that came about in the 1970’s, their originality and emphasis on succession led MYB to be the last remaining lace and madras producer. Such an achievement is a testament to the unsurpassed timelessness and elegance of MYB textiles, as well as the solidity of the business.
Ensuring innovative and modern production techniques is of profound importance to MYB, as demonstrated by their Italian Vamatex loom. This loom caters to the maintenance of exceptional quality of MYB textiles, as well as a much larger production capability: from 50 meters to 850 meters per loom per week.
“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.”