A Family business committed to producing the worlds finest quality bow hair.
Michael snr, Michael jnr & Mark
Our expertise in dressing hair for the bow trade is unsurpassed and we can guarantee you that every bundle of white bow hair is worked on and picked for many hours to assure that you get the highest quality and value for money.
Our prices justify the honesty and dedication we put into the task of horsehair dressing.
There are many companies and individuals around the world who supply bow hair and claim that ‘theirs is the best that money can buy’. They often make unfounded statements about its origins and properties. If you were to ask them to take out all the damaged, kinky, chalky and curly hairs and tie the bundle back up, this might prove difficult, simply because they are merchants and not horsehair dressers. These merchants are in the market solely to buy as cheap as they can, and then sell for as much as possible. This can sometimes mean profits of up to 700% from buying hair and selling it on.
Hello, I'm Michael T. Sowden, a Yorkshire man born on 4th July 1944 who started work as a horse hair dresser at 15 years old. I am now 68 and have therefore spent 53 years at my trade.
I have 3 sons, Michael Jnr, Mark and Phillip, who all began working and training with me when they left school in order to carry on this very rare trade when I retire. Mark has gone on to other pastures new and Phillip has his own business as a tree surgeon. Michael will be taking over the business in the near future as I'm now semi retired. I will be here for a few years, they can't get rid of me that easily. L.O.L
Michael T. Sowden
Our expertise in dressing hair for the bow trade is unsurpassed and we can guarantee you that every bundle of white bow hair is worked on and picked for many hours to assure that you get the highest quality and value for money. Our prices justify the honesty and dedication I put into the task of horsehair dressing.
Our own brands of bow hair have now become very famous throughout the world. We have increased our sales to over 100 Kilos of bow hair per month supplying 46 different Countries around the World.
Click on 'HISTORY' to read about the history of the Sowden surname.