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Thomas Ferguson Irish linen Weavers

Thomas Ferguson & Co Ltd. are Irish linen weavers and have been weaving in Banbridge for over 160 years. Generations of handing down skills, combined with the latest modern design and weaving departments, gives us a great deal of flexibility to meet almost all our customers needs.

Thomas Ferguson fabrics have many end uses from fashion, apparel, bed linen, table linen, tea towels, industrial applications,  etc.

The Company is situated in Banbridge, N. Ireland it bears the name of the founder Thomas Ferguson (1820-1900).

Thomas Ferguson is part of the Franklin’s Group, and is a sister company of John England (Banbridge) Ltd.


History of brand/company

Thomas Ferguson is synonymous with high quality Irish linen and is widely acknowledged as one of the finest linen Jacquard weavers in the world. This reputation for quality developed through many generations of dedication and skill owes much to the Company’s no compromise approach to raw material selection, and modern equipment. Founded in 1854 by Thomas Ferguson, an already established linen weaver, the Company began weaving Irish Linen in the mid 19th century. Thomas Ferguson is a brand you can trust.

Irish linen weavers making a warp beam

Thomas Ferguson Irish linen weavers making a warp beam

What we do – World class Jacquard weavers

Thomas Ferguson’s core business is a Jacquard and plain fabric weaver. Specialist Irish linen damask weavers,k and traditional linen tea towels.

Ferguson’s can weave Jacquard fabrics up to 3 metres wide (finished), and plain fabrics just over 3 metres wide (finished).

Ferguson’s supply loom state fabric straight off the loom, or with bleached or dyed and finished. Sanforized, or with a washed preshrunk and softened finish is also available..

The standard warp used is 100% linen (from flax). However, an option is cotton warps if the minimum order is over 1000 metres.

Linen, cotton, wool, alpaca, and various other fibres are used as weft yarn.

The Company specialises in undertaking commission orders and providing bespoke services which involves weaving linen, tailored specifically to meet individual customer requirements. Customers may have almost all our products supplied branded or personalised in some way. This may involve in-woven cresting, an embroidered logo, company name woven into a tea towel, a coat of arms on a guest towel, your own design or a special size. Our skilled design team use advanced technology, which is perfectly set up to handle short runs e.g. one crested tablecloth.


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

Wholesale customers buy directly from the weaving factory, or from our secure online wholesale store. Retail customers through a number of major retailers and online stores, or through the Thomas Ferguson online retail shop.

Thomas Ferguson fabrics are found around the world in the very best hotels, embassies, royal and stately homes, super-yachts, top restaurants, by interior designers, and fashion designers, theatrical costumes, and in top retailers.

Purchase Thomas Ferguson products – Retail

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