Woven from a lasting legacy


The John Foster story is much more than that of a company world famous for the creation of quality worsted and worsted/mohair apparel fabrics for almost 200 years.


John Foster built an entire community for his highly skilled workforce around the famous Black Dyke Mills in the heart of the West Yorkshire textile industry. He was an innovator, winning awards for his fabrics at the Great Exhibition of 1851.


Today our business continues to innovate and to create fine worsted and mohair fabrics that deliver that British look and are easy and efficient to work with. Taking advantage of new yarns, latest weaving techniques and innovative finishing skills, John Foster fabrics are renowned and recognised for their quality around the World.


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Oct 17 2018
With innovative new designs and elegant colours in classic stripes and checks, Park Lane is suitable for any business environment or special occasion. Our... More
Sep 27 2018
It’s the 50th edition of Filo which opened at Palazzo delle Stelline (Corso Magenta 61) in Milan, a two-day event which opened on the 26th September. In... More
Jul 3 2018

New Autumn Winter 2019/2020 fine fabrics from John Foster are on display at the following exhibitions;

10th – 12th July:   Idea Biella... More

Jan 8 2018
We are delighted to announce that John Foster will be exhibiting this year at a range of shows, presenting our wonderful new Spring/Summer 2019 fabrics. We... More