Owners John Laverty and Allan Carr in the factory.

Owners John Laverty and Allan Carr in the factory.

About First Edition Fibres & Yarns

Situated in the township of Euroa, nestled a the foot of the picturesque Strathbogie Ranges, a region renowned for its fine wool production. 

Our mill contains a varied range of textile processing equipment allowing us to create a diverse and often unique product.

We believe we can offer the largest colour and mixture range available in Australia. Combined with a world wide delivery service, our products can be shipped to most destinations.

For over 25 years we have manufactured a superb range of fine merino tops ideally suitable for felting, hand spinning and other fibre activities.


Allan Carr

Allan started his working life in the textile industry in a material handling capacity but soon moved to production planning and a supervisor role in what was then the newest and most up to date dye house in Australia.

He was actively involved with the day to day management of the division which included an early stage gill finishing and combing area; part of his normal working day was involved with consulting with sales reps and clients to satisfy their colour and blend requirements.

The experience gained during these years was the perfect stepping stone into self employment. 

In the late 80's a partnership was formed with John and the business unfolded.

 


John Laverty

John has been involved in the textile industry for over 50 years.

Having been raised in New Zealand, he first came to Australia to study textiles at the Gordon Institute of Technology in Geelong.  After 18 months completing city and guilds certificates in various fields he returned to New Zealand. 

Rejoining the NZ company he took up a management role in production and planning within the totally vertical textile operation. The company employed in excess of 1500 staff. His tenure lasted 10 years until on opportunity arose to join a boutique worsted spinning and dyeing operation in Melbourne, Australia. 

As a result John permanently located to East Keillor working at the plant until in partnership with Allan Carr set up a unique craft operation in Euroa, now operating for 29 years.


Jack the dog

Jack is excited to welcome visitors to our factory outlet. He brings no former textile experience to the business but fancies himself in a supervisory role! His main task in the organization is to laze around and to have lunch with the owners. 

Jack is a part time employee, as he has other interests at home.

Allan Carr

Allan Carr

John Laverty

John Laverty

 
Jack 

Jack