200 years of weaving

John Foster

Exclusive Luxury Fabrics

John Foster cloths have been at the centre of world fashion since they were first woven in 1819, In 1835 the world famous Black Dyke Mills were erected at Queensbury near Bradford and began producing the world’s finest worsted cloths from luxurious merino wool, mohair, alpaca, cashmere and silk.

Today John Foster continues to weave worsted, mohair and cashmere made from the highest quality merino wool, as well as other noble fibres, into luxury fabric for the finest couturiers, fashion houses, designers, tailors and retailers across the globe.

Renowned for fine fabrics and quality cloth making since 1819, the John Foster name is a pinnacle for premium suit fabric and apparels.

Their worsted mill still in Bradford is ideally located in the heart of Yorkshire’s textile industry, capturing centuries of British weaving skills, tradition and heritage.

Innovation, design, technological investment, the highest quality standards and entrepreneurial flair combined with hundreds of years of craftsmanship define our business. These qualities are the essence of the John Foster name and will continue to maintain our benchmark position in the textile manufacturing industry. 

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