On Merit. On Show.
Apparel Fabrics is the new trading identity of Abimelech Hainsworth, Joshua Briggs and Hainsworth Paradewear.
Wherever there is a need for the ultimate in refinement and quality, for military, academic or costume cloth, Hainsworth fabric is there.
Hainsworth ceremonial fabric is on show at some of the highest profile state occasions and is the choice for the most demanding civilian and military tailors. Our wide range of wool fabrics includes meltons, doeskins, superfines, cap cloth and ceremonial worsteds. In addition to supplying fabrics, Hainsworth works with you to develop, test and refine the specification to your exacting requirements.
Hainsworth Apparel Fabrics include the scarlet and blue cloths worn by the Household Division for Trooping the Colour and also the Queen’s Guard outside Buckingham Palace. The wide selection of plain and twill weave woollen fabrics have been used for regimental uniforms and parade wear since the Napoleonic era.
Our fabric is proudly on show all over the world in ceremonial and parade garments at the highest profile international Royal and full-dress State occasions, military shows, passing-out parades, and operatic, theatrical, film and re-enactment performances. Hainsworth fabrics are specified by Royal Households, civil and military tailors, leading international fashion houses, re-enactment societies and major TV, theatre and film companies.
In universities, schools and colleges the smartest minds have been dressed in our market-leading blazer fabric and academic scarf cloth for generations. Blazers and scarves are a symbol of community and prestige, so Hainsworth ensures they are woven and finished to perfection, delivering both a practical style and functional elegance. As a result, our cloth is sought after by educational institutions all over the world.
Authentic costume reproduction requires fabrics to be manufactured to the finest accuracy and detail. Hainsworth can take any historic woollen or worsted textile and, using our in-house experts in the Textile Innovation Centre, can analyse the fabric for its component parts and advise on the manufacture of an exact replica. Our colour matching is legendary.
This is possible due to the marriage of traditional values, modern production techniques and knowledge passed down through seven generations, placing Hainsworth at the forefront of the quality apparel marketplace.
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Hainsworth has extensive skill and experience in meeting the needs of major film companies, having supplied cloth for numerous blockbusters including Titanic, Harry Potter, Mission Impossible 3, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Last Sumurai.