JOHN FOSTER

200 years of weaving fine cloth since 1819

World famous for quality worsted and mohair apparel fabrics

ABOUT US

Today our business continues to weave iconic British cloths in our Yorkshire mill with time-honoured skills passed down through generations.

“If we are to do justice to the company that still bears the John Foster name, we have to constantly be looking for ways to improve and innovate through raw materials, weaving techniques and the use of finishing, whilst still providing you with the quality of product you deserve.”

– David Gallimore, Managing Director

Find Out More

HERITAGE

In 1819, the John Foster story of producing the world’s finest worsted cloths from luxurious merino wool, mohair, alpaca, cashmere and silk began. At the age of 21 he started to revolutionise the textile industry. In 1835, Mr. Foster erected a mill in Black Dyke, Queensbury, on the site of a family farmstead. This mill became known as ‘Black Dyke Mills’, and was the foundation upon which John Foster’s immense business was built.

Discover Heritage

OUR FABRICS

Discover iconic cloths with over 200 years of John Foster history, heritage and tradition, in stock supported bunches and seasonal collections.

Stock Supported Bunches

Seasonal Collections

View All Our Fabrics

NEWS

The latest news, features and product launches from John Foster throughout the year.

Oxbridge Flannel Groupshot News
8th October 2019

A Contemporary Take On A Classic: New Cloth ‘Oxbridge Flannel’

Our new cloth ‘Oxbridge Flannel’ is perfect for Autumn Winter and is available now   ‘Oxbridge Flannel’ combines John Foster heritage with modern trends, bringing you a collection of traditional…
News
22nd August 2019

Join our team – We are recruiting for a Sales Manager

The opportunity has arisen to join our team. We are recruiting for a Sales Manager to be based at our Bradford Head Office, in the heart of Yorkshire's textile industry.…
1937 John Foster Black Dyke Mill Workers with 50 years service News
5th August 2019

Drapers Pays Tribute To John Foster’s 200 Year Anniversary

As 2019 marks 200 years since John Foster began trading, our Managing Director David Gallimore spoke to Drapers about our success:   John Foster: two centuries of export strength Two…
MORE NEWS

EVENTS

Catch up with the team and view our cloth collections, add these dates to your diary;

1st January – 31st December

Mill Visits & Tours
John Foster, Stanley Mills
[email protected]
Bradford, England
BD4 9RS

9th – 11th July

Autumn Winter 2020
Idea Biella, Milano Unica
www.milanounica.it
Milan, Italy
Stand E11, Hall 20

17th – 19th September

Autumn Winter 2020
Première Vision
www.premierevision.com
Paris, France
Stand P10, Hall 6

15th – 17th October

Autumn Winter 2020
Jitac
www.jitac.jp
Tokyo, Japan