World News – UA – Twiggy applauds RM Williams’ buyout – Beef Central


FLAGSHIP Australian bushwear and bootmaker brand RM Williams returned to 100% Australian ownership after confirmation of its purchase by an investment firm owned by mining and ranching magnate Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest and his wife Nicola over the weekend

The « bush outfitter » was founded by Reginal Murray (RM) Williams in 1932 Since 2013 it has been controlled by a parent company owned by fashion giant Louis Vuitton

In a statement to the media, Mr. Forrest said he and Nicola were « incredibly proud and honored » to be able to bring RM Williams back under Australian ownership

« RM Williams is a quintessential Australian brand with a long and proud history of high quality Australian craftsmanship, » the statement said.

Federal member of Kennedy headquarters in North Queensland, Kennedy, Bob Katter, called the sale « a milestone in Australian retail history »

« They say you can’t make anything in Australia, well we can if it wasn’t for our bloody governments that have driven the dollar to about twice its real value! »

« If you buy a pair of RM Williams they are very expensive but you might be wearing them for seven or eight years

Two US Presidents carried RM Williams; George W Bush went to his inauguration in his RM Williams and Bill Clinton also wore RM Williams

« Senior union officials as well as workers once wore them Even city coveralls have a pair on their shelf
“So putting them in the hands of two very great Australians, Andrew and Nicola Forrest, is very encouraging. And they

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World News – UA – Twiggy applauds for RM Williams ‘buyout’ – Beef Central


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