The Fabric of Quality: Why We Never Settle

At Backman Coats, we are deeply committed to creating garments of exceptional quality, and the cornerstone of our commitment lies in the fabric we use. We want to take a moment to share our fabric journey and why we firmly believe in never compromising on quality.

A Carefully Curated Selection

When it comes to fabric, we don't leave anything to chance. We are proud to partner with specific fabric merchants who specialize exclusively in high-quality materials. These merchants are known for their dedication to sourcing the finest fabrics, which aligns perfectly with our own unwavering commitment to excellence.

 The Founder's Promise

As the founder of this company, I have made it my personal mission to produce coats that I would proudly wear myself. This means that every single fabric used in our coats is selected with the utmost care and attention to detail. I believe that if a fabric doesn't meet the standards I set for myself, it shouldn't be part of our creations.

Quality Over Cost

In a world where corners can be cut for a quick profit, we stand firmly against sacrificing quality for cost savings. We understand that choosing the highest quality fabrics may come at a premium, but it's a premium we're more than willing to pay. Our unwavering commitment to superior materials is non-negotiable, and it's a promise we extend to you, our valued customer.

The Result: Uncompromised Quality

This dedication to fabric quality is why Backman Coats stands apart. When you choose one of our coats, you're choosing a garment that not only keeps you warm and stylish but also one that embodies the essence of genuine craftsmanship. Our coats are designed to stand the test of time, both in terms of fashion and durability, ensuring you look and feel your best year after year.


In conclusion, our fabric choices are a reflection of our unwavering commitment to quality, a promise we take seriously. We're not just selling coats; we're offering you an experience that resonates with a dedication to perfection. Thank you for choosing Backman Coats. We look forward to providing you with the exceptional quality you deserve.

 Here are our fabric partners




Piacenza 1733: A Legacy of Excellence and Nature's Bounty

Founded in 1733 by Pietro Francesco, Piacenza 1733 is a heritage weaver of exceptional repute, deeply rooted in the Italian province of Biella. For almost three centuries, this venerable mill has remained a guardian of tradition, upholding an unwavering commitment to quality. In each thread, the rich legacy of Piacenza 1733 is woven, making it an indispensable partner in our quest to craft the finest wool and cashmere coats at Backman Coats.

Piacenza 1733 is not just a master of its craft; it's a custodian of the environment. Situated amid the pristine natural waters of the Biella province, the mill uses these waters for pure washing and dyeing processes. In addition, local expertise is employed to identify the finest thistle flowers, a crucial component for a unique finishing technique known as teasing. This rare, traditional process creates a denser, softer, and warmer fabric, allowing natural insulation through trapped air between the fibers. Piacenza 1733's harmonious fusion of expertise and nature's finest resources echoes the essence of quality and craftsmanship, bringing a touch of timeless elegance to every piece it creates.


Joshua Ellis: Crafting Luxury in the Heart of Yorkshire

In the heart of Yorkshire, a region renowned as the cradle of industrialized textile manufacturing, lies Joshua Ellis, a mill that weaves the rich heritage of this landscape into every thread. Yorkshire's mill towns are the very soul of an industry that has gifted the world with luxury fabrics, and at Joshua Ellis, this proud tradition endures. We imbue the beauty of our county into each scarf and fabric we produce, paying homage to the legacy of textile excellence that Yorkshire is known for.

Established by the Ellis family in 1767, Joshua Ellis began as a clothier and diversified into woollen textile manufacturing shortly thereafter. Since its inception, this venerable mill has been guided by the hands of only three families. In 2007, it found its current home under the ownership of the SIL Group, a family-owned enterprise based in Bradford. As custodians of Joshua Ellis, our primary focus is to safeguard the livelihoods of our dedicated workforce of 60 employees and uphold our enduring reputation for quality, ensuring it remains intact for the next 250 years.

At the very core of Joshua Ellis are passionate individuals, from experienced buyers to gifted craftsmen and highly skilled designers, all working in unison to create the renowned products for which we are celebrated. Our commitment extends far and wide, supporting clients across the globe and exporting our fine creations to over 23 countries. We go the extra mile, frequently visiting and engaging with clients to truly understand their unique requirements, forging relationships that stand the test of time. At Joshua Ellis, we are not just crafting luxury fabrics; we are weaving together a legacy of quality, expertise, and timeless elegance that transcends borders and generations.

Tollegno: A Century of Merino Excellence

Since its founding in 1900, Tollegno has been an enduring symbol of merino wool and fine fibers, renowned for its unwavering commitment to quality, innovation, and sustainability. Over the span of a century, Tollegno has defined itself with deep-rooted Italian expertise while embracing a global perspective. With offices in New York, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Osaka, the company extends its reach across the world, while maintaining strong ties to the Biellese wool textile tradition, which serves as a springboard for pioneering new industry paradigms.

Guided by a relentless pursuit of research and a strong sense of environmental responsibility, Tollegno makes choices and investments that underscore its unwavering commitment to sustainability. Fearless experimentation and an unyielding drive for innovation are at the heart of Tollegno's mission to enhance its products and services, often through fruitful collaborations with international partners who share its vision. Above all, it is the people of Tollegno who form the cornerstone of its strength, contributing their skills, knowledge, passion, and resilience to continually develop unique products that define the company's identity.

In July 2022, Tollegno embarked on a new chapter as it joined forces with Indorama Ventures (IVL), a global leader in the petrochemical industry. This partnership represents a bridge between Tollegno's cherished heritage and a future brimming with international possibilities. Tollegno's century-long journey serves as a testament to its unwavering commitment to quality, innovation, and a future that beautifully marries tradition with endless potential.