Sferra Purchases Brahms Mount
December 7, 2015,
EDISON, N.J.-Sferra Fine Linens has acquired Brahms Mount, a textile design and manufacturing facility in Monmouth, Maine, and retail store located in Freeport, Maine.
Terms of the acquisition, which took effect Dec. 4, were not disclosed. Brahms Mount’s core products include throws, blankets and linen towels. A Sferra statement said the manufacturing facility is the only mill weaving linen in North America. In addition to the Brahms Mount collection, the firm creates and weaves custom and private label programs for retailers across the nation.
“For Sferra, (the acquisition) certainly represents a vertical expansion—giving us new manufacturing capabilities in the U.S. and increasing efficiencies for both companies,” said Steve Schneider, Sferra’s president. “Our goal is to align the two companies as two distinct brands, and by so doing, we offer both respective retail customer bases more products which will resonate with our shared luxury consumer.”
Brahms Mount was founded in 1983 by local Maine artisans Claudia Brahms and Noel Mount. The company used antique shuttle looms to craft signature American textiles with all-natural cotton, linen and wool fibers.
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