Friday, 9 March 2012

Visiting W. T. Johnson & Sons: Part 1

Visited the finest textile finishers in the world today at W. T. Johnson & Sons in Huddersfield. Had a personal tour around for my colleagues and me and saw the processes that some of the finest cloths on the world go through to obtain the finish wished for by the fabric merchant. 



We got to see the four stages of finishing that cloth merchants fabrics such as Holland & Sherry, Dormieul, Scabal, H. Lesser & Sons, etc..


The four stages are scouring, cropping, setting and pressing. 

The scouring can be done to suit the type and quality of the textile. A simple British wool rug may just get a rope scouting and a drying and that will be enough. 


But for a linen or a cashmere fabric then a much softer jet scouring will be used.

 Let me know what you think and comment below.