The Origin of Axminster Carpet
Axminster carpets were first made by Thomas Whitty in the 18th century in the English town of the same name. The Whitty factory produced original Axminster carpets until it closed in 1835. The name Axminster now refers to carpets with a pile created using the same technique used to make velvet or chenille. See our Wollongong carpet showroom to see the Axminster for yourself.