About Brownell & Company

Brownell has been a worldwide leader in bowstring and serving materials for over 80 years, thriving to deliver quality, innovation, and impeccable craftsmanship in every single bowstring.

As the sole bowstring company to design and make their own manufacturing machines, Brownell is able to produce one, two, and three-color bowstring material offered in a single strand.

As an archer, the last thing on your mind should be concerns about your bowstring. With decades of experience, Brownell is excited to continue producing quality bowstrings that use the latest technology to help you shoot straight.

Mission Statement

We build the highest quality bowstring materials for the global archery community through our commitment to developing quality and innovative fiber technologies.

Brownell's History

In 1825, Edward Brownell started a company in Moodus, Connecticut, where he supplied to twisted linen and nets to commercial fishermen. He founded Brownell & Company 19 years later in 1844. At that time, it primarily manufactured cloth dressings, adding cotton twine products soon after.

Crary, Edward’s grandson, set out to expand the business and find new markets. For the next 30 years, Brownell pioneered research & development in cotton zipper cord, nylon tire cord, Dacron, fiberglass for tire cord, and twisted carbon yarn.

In 1922, Crary attended an archery tournament and fell in love with the sport and Brownell & Company entered the archery industry. From that point forward, Brownell began making bowstring materials, quickly rising to become a world leader in the field.

Four generations oversaw the Brownell & Company legacy and they developed an outstanding reputation for quality, craftsmanship, and innovation.

The Badinotti Group of Companies was pleased to announce the acquisition of Brownell Archery in 2019.

The Brownell story continues with the additional resources of the Badinotti Group’s leading-edge fiber production. *

* Starting in 2018, our Badinotti Group facility has met the ISO 9001:2015 standard for manufacturing and sales of nets ropes, twines and floats.

This standard specifies requirements for an organization’s quality management system.

For more information about SGS ISO standards, please visit www.sgs.com