A W Hainsworth

Leeds City Region’s historic textile industry is home to innovative businesses that continue to search for new solutions to industry challenges and identify ways to evolve and improve product and process.

Hainsworth integrates the traditional qualities of craftsmanship with cutting edge innovation and product development to meet the needs of a growing and diverse global customer base. Their patented products, The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation, and their Royal Warrant to supply HM The Queen, demonstrate their ability to deliver fabric to the highest possible standards. The ever-changing needs of apparel, technical, and interior fabric customers drive their commitment to maintaining the Hainsworth name as the benchmark in all textile manufacture.

Hainsworth cloth has been at the heart of national pride the world over. Their protective fabrics safeguard emergency services in the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and North America. Their interior fabrics furnish Royal palaces and homes throughout Europe and the Middle East. Their snooker and pool cloth is undeniably the best in the world, and their award-winning innovation centre is an internationally recognised authority in the design and development of woven textiles.

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 also enables musicians, designers, tailors, and world championship snooker players to reach the pinnacle of their professions.

"Hainsworth are continually adapting to ensure we put the changing needs of the customer at the forefront of everything we do. We respect the past but equally, look to the future. We are able to push forward interesting sustainable textile innovations in the way we process our fabrics, create our designs and products, and initiatives we put in place through working collaboratively with our suppliers and customers. Hainsworth have been trading for over 237 years. It is only by continuing this ethos of change, Hainsworth can remain the respected business in the field of textiles in the future."

Diane Simpson

Director, Hainsworth