Introduction to Hainsworth
The Home of Quality Textiles
Hainsworth is a specialist textile company that has been an unrivalled market leader for over 225 years. In Tudor England, wool was an important commodity that signified power and influence. So much so that Queen Elizabeth I insisted nobility took their oaths of loyalty kneeling on a woollen sack. Today, the Woolsack remains at the heart of Britain’s democracy and is now the seat of the Lord Speaker in the House of Lords, the Upper House of Parliament in the United Kingdom. The Woolsack is covered in Hainsworth cloth.
Our ceremonial cloth has been at the heart of national pride, the world over, since before the Battle of Waterloo; our protective fabrics safeguard emergency services in the Middle East, Asia, Europe and North America; our interior fabrics furnish Royal palaces and homes throughout Europe and the Middle East; our snooker and pool cloth is undeniably the best in the world; and our award-winning innovation centre is an internationally recognised authority in the design and development of woven textiles.
From the time Abimelech William Hainsworth started manufacturing woollen cloth in Yorkshire, investing in our people and maintaining strong partnerships with customers and suppliers have been the cornerstones of our success. Hainsworth fabric has clothed royalty and the military for full-dress ceremonial occasions and has embellished and enriched the furnishings of palaces across the world.
Hainsworth also delivered the first inherently heat and flame-retardant fabrics in the UK and now protect emergency services and military personnel around the world from the damaging effects of fire. Hainsworth enables musicians, designers, tailors and world championship snooker players to reach the pinnacle of their professions.
Today, our challenge is to integrate the traditional qualities of craftsmanship with cutting edge innovation and product development to meet the needs of a growing and diverse global customer base. Our product patents, The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation and the granting of our Royal Warrant, to supply HM The Queen, demonstrate our ability to deliver fabric to the highest possible standard. The ever changing needs of our apparel, technical and industrial, and interior fabric customers drive our commitment to maintaining the Hainsworth name as the benchmark in all textile manufacture.
HAINSWORTH FABRICS ON PARADE AT CORONATION FESTIVAL AS THEY WERE AT THE CORONATION 60 YEARS AGO
Sixty years ago, Yorkshire textile mill Hainsworth provided the iconic cloth for the military to wea...
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