About

Welcome To Howorths Textiles Ltd.

Howorths Textiles Ltd. was incorporated in 1924 as Howorths (Nelson) Ltd. and remains under the ownership and guidance of the founding family.

Originally as commission tape sizers to the weaving industry and today, operating a vertical supply chain from import and stock-holding of raw materials, to delivery of warp beams and weft yarns to the weaving and knitting industries.

In 2006, the Company added many new stock lines of various polyester flame retardent  fibres aimed at supply to the Nonwovens, Upholstery and Fillings industries.

The owners of the Company are committed to the success and expansion of the business by continual investment in new stock lines, new machinery, technology and services to ensure that our customers receive products which are Fit for Purpose.

WEAVING YARNS – WARP AND WEFT & KNITTING

STOCK LINES

We carry large stocks of weaving and knitting yarns in our central warehousing facility of over 57,000 square feet. Stock lines have evolved based on customer demand and continue to increase. End uses range from high fashion through upholstery to heavy industrial.

100 % COTTONS, POLYESTERS (STAPLE SPUN & FILAMENT), VISCOSE & MANY RANGES OF BLENDED YARNS – In a range of types, OPEN END SPUN, RING SPUN, AIR JET SPUN – CARDED, COMBED – In a range of counts from Ne 0.85 to Ne 120 in singles and folded & cabled form.

We source yarns from any area of the world and welcome enquiries for products not currently stocked.

POLYESTER FIBRE

STOCK LINES

We carry stocks in excess of 500,000 Kg across a wide range of styles and types .

All our stock lines of polyester fibre are certified as flame retardant.

PRODUCTION AND SERVICE RESOURCES

All production is carried out on site utilising our own machinery :-

5 x BACK BEAMING MACHINES (DIRECT BEAMERS)

2 x TAPE SIZING MACHINES

3 x SECTIONAL WARPING MACHINES

CONE & SPOOL WINDING MACHINERY

We are able to produce and supply yarns on cone & spool and on back beam, dry taped or wet sized weavers beam, sectional weavers beam.

We specialise in processing customers own supplied yarn on a commission basis.

TRANSPORT RESOURCES

We operate our own fleet of light and heavy goods vehicles, fitted with GPS tracking systems which enable us to provide a flexible and rapid delivery service.