Who? Netherton Foundry
What? Iron cookware
A family business first and foremost, Netherton Foundry makes traditional, good-looking and long- (ever-) lasting pots and pans. Located in the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, Shropshire, it’s here that ironmaster Abraham Darby built the world’s first iron bridge. Seeking to revive and replicate the creativity and energy that once pulsed in this area, Netherton has been inspired by the leading iron masters of the 18th and 19th centuries. The comany takes great pride in bringing age-old techniques to life for modern-day use.
‘This was the 18th century’s Silicon Valley.’
With a commitment to reducing the negative impact on an already fragile planet, Netherton works with local craftsmen to build products that will last, using materials they trust. Materials that can be restored and improved with age, and that don’t contribute to an ever-increasing throw-away society.
Featured in Observer Food Monthly’s Top 50 products, in addition to being used by Nigel Slater in the Guardian mid-week recipes. Netherton also featured in ITV4’s Made in Britain series.