Here at Vetfleece, we manufacture super soft pet bedding that is used by those involved in the care and welfare of animals. It has been designed for use in kennels, crates and domestic homes for dogs, cats and a variety of other animals.
Our third-generation family run business was created by people who passionately believe in providing the best quality products, value for money, and first-class customer service. We started selling medical grade fleece to the NHS over 35 years ago, this knowledge and understanding of the manufacturing process lead us to open our own mill in Yorkshire, England. The extensive investment in our new mill gave us more control over the quality of the fleece we produce and enables our team to closely monitor the quality of every piece of Vetfleece that is sent out.
Our Managing Director, Richard, has an engineering background and a great passion for selecting the perfect machines to manufacture Vetfleece. Our experienced mill team know our carding, knitting, back coating and shearing machines inside out, and are just a handful of people in the UK who have the knowledge and expertise to work with these complicated machines. From start to finish, the production of our Vetfleece is closely monitored to make sure that every piece we send to our customers is the best quality available on the market. The personal touches and family values of Vet fleece means that our customers are always our number one priority and a high percentage of our orders are through personal recommendations.
Vetfleece is made almost entirely from polyester, the backing yarn and fibres being polyester, and the backing acrylic.
We manufacture Vetfleece in our own Mill in Bridlington, following a four-stage process of carding the fibres, knitting the backing fabric, interweaving the fibres to provide the pile and shearing the height, this provides us with our super soft high pile fleece. To finish we add the backing to the fleece which would be either our original green backing or the nonslip backing before it travels through a large oven which cures the coating.
The finished fleece bedding is then cut into our range of sizes by our automated cutting machine, and finally a mechanical rolling machine packs the Vetfleece into a small roll, this reduces storage and distribution charges, and helps protect the fleece whilst on its journey to our customers.
Here at Vetfleece, we endeavour to be as environmentally friendly as possible. The polyester fibre that makes up the super soft Vetfleece is made from 100% recycled water bottles which reduces landfill waste.
We feel addressing our print on the environment is of utmost importance, and are committed to making sure our production is sustainable. The technologies used in our Mill are eco-friendly consequently reducing greenhouse gases.
We are very proud of the quality of our Vetfleece, its durability and longevity means it can last years when cared for correctly without the need to replace.
We always prioritise locally sourcing our materials to reduce transportation time.
Also, we make sure any leftover Vetfleece is put to good use elsewhere, whether this be comfy filling for our dog beds or insulation.