Brand of the Month: G.H.Hurt & Son

Cashmere Baby Shawl - Polka Dot and Super-fine Merino Wool Christening Shawl

G.H.Hurt & Son, a knitted lace manufacturer, based in Nottingham, England, has been making luxurious ladies lace knitwear and beautiful baby shawls since 1912.

G.H.Hurt & Son is family-run business over one hundred years, and their baby shawls and blankets in the collection range from the traditional knitted lace patterns to colourful and innovative designs, making it the perfect addition to any nursery.

They have even become connected to the British Royal Family, with several members of the Royal Family being wrapped in their shawls, from King Charles III as a newborn baby in 1948 and Prince William in 1982 to more recently Prince George in 2013.

Keeping babies warm and cosy is what they do best. Discover their top products below.

Our Favourite Products From G.H.Hurt & Son

Super-fine Merino Wool Christening Shawl, £75

baby-blanketMade with super-fine 100% merino wool, knitted in ivory white. Ideal as an elegant Christening shawl or special occasion blanket. Size: 124 x 114cm.

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Nottingham Lace Knitted Baby Shawl, £85

baby-blanketMade with the finest, ivory white, merino wool. Inspired by their Handframe lace knitting heritage. Size: 120 x 110cm.

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The Royal Crown Baby Shawl, £105

baby-blanketKnitted using the highest quality merino wool in ivory white. The lace design features a crown inspired by the St Edwards Crown. Size: 100 x 96xm.

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Elegant Soft Wool Baby Shawl, £92

baby-blanketA beautifully soft, 100% pure wool in a luxurious ivory white and hand-finished with a scalloped edge. Ideal for Christenings and special occasions. Size: 124 x 116 cm.

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History of G.H.Hurt & Son

The company began with George Henry Hurt at their factory in Chilwell, Nottingham. Still in their original buildings – an old seed warehouse – this was the perfect space to house handframe knitting machines and their artisan knitters. Soon after opening, George Hurt invited his son to work alongside him, beginning the long tradition of a family firm.

The current Director, Gillian, is the fourth generation involved in the family business. Gillian took the company online, with a webshop, making their designs available to a global audience, enabling new customers around the world to access these timeless pieces for the next generation of babies.

Super-fine Merino Wool Christening Shawl

The tradition of the beautiful, fine lace knitting from these machines has been an influence in many of their current designs to the present day.

Each shawl is made with care at the Shawl Factory in Chilwell, Nottingham. By using artisan techniques and hand-finishing processes, each shawl is made with a personal touch.

With a stunning collection of baby shawls that have been made using intricate designs and the finest yarns, and finished with signature scalloped edging, they make a timeless keepsake that can be cherished for generations.

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