Established in 1953, Aranda Textile Mills is the oldest blanket manufacturer in South Africa.
Our success is attributed to our innovative and aesthetic designs and superior quality of blankets which are available online. Whether you are looking for something unique for your hotel, or perhaps you want something comfy for your B&B or lodge, Aranda will take care of all your blanket needs.
We are committed to the economic growth of our country, which is why every blanket from the raw fibre to the finished product is proudly made in South Africa.
Our quality is guaranteed and we welcome you to a blanket extravaganza like no other.
From Prato, Italy to Randfontein, South Africa - here is the story of how Aranda has transcended borders and language to bring you the best textiles in South Africa
Dr Rodolfo Magni, Founding Chairman of Aranda Textiles
Nestled in the heart of Tuscany at the foot of Monte Retaia, you will find the city of Prato, the textile capital of Italy. This was home to Aranda’s founding family, the Magni’s. It was here, five generations ago, that the Magni family’s first textile manufacturing plant was established. During World War II, before Germany pulled out of Italy they employed the scorched earth policy. This entailed placing bombs under the machinery in the factory; and before the family’s eyes, their livelihood, their future and all their hard work was blown to pieces.
Aranda Factory in the late 50's
Aranda Factory Expansion in the 60's
Basotho Painting by Mr R.D. Shrubsol
Dr Rodolfo Magni, Mr Giulio Magni, Mr Moses Molete, Mr Alberto Magni. Three founding members with Aranda's first black manager.