Why H.Dawson Wool?
If you want to know what difference wool can make, then you have come to the right place.
Every employee of H. Dawson, from those who source the products, to those who buy and sell it, through to the senior management team, lives and breathes wool.
If you are thinking about producing a wool-based product, or incorporating it into an existing range, then we can help. We are able to identify the very best wool which will be fit for any specific purpose, consistent in quality and excellent value for money. We can recommend which country of origin would be best for you and introduce you to our network of growers, so you can see for yourself how the wool is grown and collected. We aim to provide a transparent service where honesty and integrity are an inherent part of the process. Because we care about where wool comes from and where it ends up, we are involved in the supply process from beginning to end and take great pleasure from working in close partnership with customers to ensure they get the best wool, every time.
130 Years of Experience
Harry Dawson sailed from Yorkshire to Australia on the ‘Chusan’ in 1887 on a wool-buying mission, and established the wool trading business of H. Dawson in 1888.
This proved to be a strategic period for Australian wool trading, a time when the sheep population was soaring and demand increasing in Europe and America.
During the next decade Harry had the foresight to form partnerships in New Zealand, Australia and UK to grow his international business. Over the next 20 years H. Dawson became one of the world’s largest most honourable and respected international wool broking businesses, with offices in all major supplying and consuming markets. The bulk of Australian and New Zealand wool was sold in London at this time and H. Dawson was one of the biggest brokers there, acting for UK and European interests as well as on-shipping to America and beyond.
The last 50 years have seen major changes in the wool business and H. Dawson, now run by the latest generation of the Dawson family, has realigned accordingly, opening offices in all major trading locations.
H. Dawson is proud to be one of the world’s leading international wool suppliers.
Since 1888, we have held our position at the forefront of the global wool trade, earning a reputation as an influential and innovative organisation that is helping to ensure wool not only has a past to be proud of, but has a strong and successful future to look forward to.
Our teams of wool experts work tirelessly to keep abreast of the international industry and due to our financial strength, experience and knowledge, we’re able to not only respond quickly to our customers' needs but we can introduce them to new and innovative products which they may not have previously considered.
We work hard to ensure we remain in line with the fashions, styles and trends which affect supply and wool type and due to the insight of our experienced traders and sourcing teams, we can stay ahead of the curve, able to seek out the right wool at the right price, 365 days a year.