John Spencer is a sixth generation family weaving business started in the 1870s on Trafalgar Street, Burnley. We are the last remaining traditional cotton weaving mill in the town that once boasted over 100,000 looms (more than one for every man, woman and child in the town). Our heritage was in fine cotton fabrics for shirtings but now we weave a wide range of fabrics for end uses including interior furnishings, fashion, industrial, protective clothing, military uniforms, lamination, filtration, composites, luggage, automotive, parachutes – in fact almost every area where textiles are used!
We are proud that we design and weave our fabrics in our own mill and that all our products can genuinely be labelled as “Made in Britain”. We are committed to preserving traditional crafts and skills in the unique industrial landscape in which we live.