Made in Maine, since 1983
Woven into the fabric of Maine since 1983.
Acrylic. Spun poly. Polyethylene terephthalate. Those were the textiles making headlines back in the early ’80s when Claudia Brahms and Noel Mount began dabbling with a creative experiment on a handloom before launching their tiny weaving company. Little did they know what a big idea they had.
Inspired by timeless design and passion for color, texture and natural fibers, the first pieces to come off the Brahms Mount production line were made of flax, wool and cotton. They were woven by a core staff of skilled local craftspeople using antique shuttle looms, the backbone of Maine's textile tradition since the 1800s.
The team worked out of a mill in Hallowell, Maine, overlooking the Kennebec River, just upstream from where ship docks once hummed with activity as Maine’s textile industry rose to world-renowned status. In keeping with the state’s rich textile heritage, these dedicated artisans turned out heirloom-quality blankets and throws that quickly caught the attention of customers looking for something more wholesome, distinctive and enduring than the poly-based products that were suddenly everywhere.
The company spent those early years engineering proprietary yarns from natural fibers – and it paid off. Brahms Mount was on the map, with the hallmarks that still define the brand today: Fine craftsmanship. Superior quality. Natural fibers. Iconic style.
In 2009, David Kaufman bought Brahms Mount out of a pure appreciation for these fine textiles. David brings a passionate vision for developing new product lines and spreading the incomparable beauty and comfort of Brahms Mount with the world. He is proud to own an American weaving mill, and he calls Brahms Mount a living testament to the best of American workmanship, ingenuity and tenacity.
By 2013, the company had outgrown its original headquarters in Hallowell and now operates out of fresh, refurbished mill space 15 miles down the road in Monmouth, Maine. Likewise, visitors to Freeport, Maine, can now soak up the sensory delights of Brahms Mount textiles (along with other American-made products we love) at our first and only retail store. We hope you’ll stop by the next time you’re in town.