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In-house design team

Using the latest CAD software, we are able to translate ideas and sketches into beautiful Jacquard woven fabrics.


We are one of England’s most competitive, efficient and reliable jacquard weaver of fine quality fabrics for the Furnishing, Upholstery, Industrial and Apparel markets. Creativity, flexibility and rapid response are the keys to our success… Our constant and heavy re-investment in technology ensures that the quality of our products and speed of service is continually improving. We believe in building ongoing business relationships, and have extensive experience of working to tight deadlines. We take great pride in our ability to respond speedily to last minute alterations and ‘rush jobs’.

£100,000 Investment for 2015

new jacquardWe specialise in producing high end jacquard fabrics, and high-performance fabrics for the automotive and defence sectors.

Summer 2015 sees the installation of two new Bonas ZJ Jacquard machines. We specialise in producing high quality and high end Jacquard fabrics for the furnishing and apparel markets and high-performance fabrics for the automotive and defence sectors. Since our move to Greenhill Mill Colne 12 months ago, our plans for growth and development have taken shape in the form of investment in new technology and new machinery.  We have now taken delivery of a new CAD design system, NedGraphics Texcelle. This new CAD software and equipment is the very latest in textile design technology and will allow us to maintain our competitive edge in the marketplace.  (Read more on our Design page.)

Bonus machineThis investment is just part of the substantial £100,000 plus, capital investment programme by S Dawes Weaving for 2015. Our approach is to invest in technology that helps us stay ahead of the competition. Stephen Shepherd, Managing Director said, “Our investment pattern isn’t start and stop. We are constantly re-investing in the technology that ensures the quality of our products and speed of service is always improving. We serve fast moving markets and its imperative we innovate too. Often we suggest with our customers how new products can be developed because we are constantly analysing consumer wants and needs. In the manufacturing industry, innovation is critical – not just to help your business survive but also to give our customers a competitive edge. We’re great believers in adding value too. We enjoy working with new start-up companies and individual designers, and have had success working with young talented and creative designers to develop their new products.”

“It’s an ethos that is now paying dividends, we are expanding and after moving to bigger premises last year our output has increased by 25%.

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