A Tradition of Excellence
With over 150 years of manufacturing experience, Godfrey Hirst is a world-wide producer of high quality tufted wool carpets. Based in Australia, the North American headquarters opened over ten years ago to provide the high quality wool carpet that Godfrey Hirst is renowned for to the U.S. and Canadian markets.
The company was founded in Geelong, Victoria, Australia in the late 1800’s by Godfrey Hirst, an English immigrant from Yorkshire, England, the center of textile manufacturing.
Its predecessor, The Victorian Mill, was a manufacturer of wool textiles. With changing times, and the ability to see the possibilities, Godfrey Hirst purchased the Victorian, the company that had employed him when he first arrived in Australia.
Godfrey Hirst’s ability to manufacture first quality textiles, helped eliminate Australia’s dependence on England for cloth. The company continued to manufacture various textiles until the 1960’s, when Godfrey Hirst Carpets began production. It quickly became the largest manufacturer of carpet in Australia.
The company is proud of its 150 year history. It continues to manufacture residential and commercial broadloom carpets in all fibers, while specializing in the production of wool broadloom products.