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John England Sustainable Fabrics


John England are contemporary leading edge Irish linen fabric designers and weavers. As a result of keeping up to date with fabric colour and design, and machinery,  John England have supplied fine Irish Linens and linen blends to top fashion designers for 60 yearsAs well as this the Company has its own in-house weaving, design, laundry, and fabric expertsConsequently, John England is a brand you can trust. 


History of the brand/company 

The John England brand dates back 60 years, and it is synonymous throughout the world for superbly designed and crafted linens; that are spot on-trendIt is not only the more established fashioned designers that use our services, but also some of the new and up-and-coming designers. Potential big names in the future.

John England is brand and now a trading name of Thomas Ferguson.  


What we do? – Unique custom fabrics 

John England fabrics are woven, and finished, in our factory in Banbridge, Northern Ireland.

The Company designs, weaves, finishes and supplies worldwide wholesale linen and linen blend fabrics for fashion, apparel, curtaining, upholstery, printing, handkerchiefs, table linen, bedlinen, tea towels, theatrical costumes, etc.

Due its sustainability, uniqueness and properties hemp is a growing part of the John England repertoire.

The strength of the company is the ability to offer quickly from stock, a range of quality on-trend linens at extremely competitive prices and reasonable minimum order levels. All with a personal service. 

There is a growing demand for locally woven fabrics, and we weave our fabrics in our premises in Banbridge, N. Ireland.

The Company holds stock of dyed fabrics in the more popular lines, and we have a weaving factory on our premises where we can weave special custom fabrics or unique Jacquard designs up to 3 metres in width. John England can also dye fabric to the customers’ requirements. We have an in-house laundry and can supply all our linens with a washed finish; pre-shrunk and softened. Washed in our local soft mountain waters. 



John England as Irish linen fabric weavers and designers have supplied innovative linens to fashion and interior designers for more than half a century, and now has a thriving theatricals department, offering costume designers unique affordable theatrical fabrics for movie, television, opera, and theatre productions. 

All our designs woven on Jacquard looms are unique innovative designs. They cannot be bought elsewhere. Competitors who try to copy us are copying old designs. John England is constantly producing new creations often inspired by things we see in the world around us. We find it is often interesting for customers to hear the story behind each design. Our designers travel widely to gain new inspiration.

Customers often also want their own designs woven. 

The John England wash finish for linens is one of the best on the market; softened in our local soft waters which flow from the granite mountains and leave the fabrics pre-shrunk. 


John England Theatrical Linens 

John England Theatrical Linens is a division of John England. The division focuses on the supply of custom-made and stock unique fabrics to the theatre, opera, film/movie, and TV industries. John England has been the supplier of preference for costume and set design linens for many years. We specialise in the supply of movie fabrics to film productions. Our fabrics have graced the screen in many high-profile films and TV programmes, as well as stage productions. Our designers can work with you to produce the fabrics you want. These linens can be used for all aspects of a production, from costumes to props. 


Where you can see our fabrics/ brands/designers working with our material 

John England offers wholesale linens to retailers, fashion designers and apparel manufacturers, as well as interior designers, home furnishing manufacturers, film, theatre, and operatic companies, etc. 

The fabrics are available direct from our weaving shed. 

Call us and challenge one of our linen experts to find you your perfect fabric. 


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