By 1996 we had moved into our second, brand new building, consisting of 57,000 sq feet that was fully air-conditioned. Fifty three weaving machines, warping and preparation machinery were put together with further computerisation incorporating the latest barcode and tracking facilities for production and quality at a cost of £10.5M. This was a state-of-the-art world class manufacturing unit employing 150 employees. In 2008 we went through a company restructure and now have 70 employees.
We produce approximately 30,000 metres of fabric per week. Around 20,000 metres of super fine worsted fabric and blends of luxurious fibres with superfine worsted are for our customers in the high value couture market. A further 10,000 metres of technical fabrics are woven for the corporate and industrial sectors, blending such technologies as Lycra, Kevlar and various other performance fibres.
We have a many close relationships with our customer base and supply our fabrics to HFW Huddersfield fine worsteds Ltd, who incorporate names holding Royal warrants such as J&J Minnis and John G Hardy, which are very important companies in high value suitings dealing with all the top Italian, French and Japanese fashion houses such as Prada, Armani, Givenchy Kiton, Lanvin, Boss, Nina Ricci and Chanel, to name but a few.