Our Quality

Quality without compromise is one of our core values, over the last 230 years, we have developed a deep understanding of the technical world of woven textiles and how the placement of fibres can be maximised to provide the best product for each scenario.

We have a dedicated workforce who are committed to monitoring and improving product quality at each stage of the manufacturing process. As well as departmental monitoring we have a series of inspection points throughout the manufacturing process were faults can be identified and rectified.

Our fully integrated vertical textile mill in the UK, carries out every process from the selection of raw wool bought from as far as Australia and New Zealand through to the finished cloth ready for use in your PPE. Our expertise is in selecting the appropriate combination of fibres and yarns to use in each fabric to allow you to work effectively and safely while minimising the effects of heat stress.

TTP testing Hainsworth lab

By staying close to our suppliers, customers and the end-users in each market, our research drives product innovation and the future technology of textile specification and application. This, combined with our UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 4112, gives Hainsworth its unique competitive edge.

Our UKAS accredited laboratory offers a range of standard tests for evaluating specific textile properties, both physical e.g. tensile/tear strength and also chemical e.g. colour fastness. By utilising the skill and experience of our Laboratory team we have also developed our own in house test methods for instances where standard test methods do not exist to ensure that the cloths are perfect for their end use, be this a PPE fabric or a pool table cover.

Our textile testing facility plays an integral part in the process of new product development. Strict monitoring and checking at each stage of the processing route gives us confidence that products will meet the exacting nature of specifications required by differing end uses and end users.

Through strict control processes recognised in our ISO 9001 Quality Standards Mark, for design, development and manufacturing, Hainsworth combines innovative product development with the ability to deliver consistent manufacturing to exacting specifications. Our development work has also been recognised with the receipt of a number of awards including The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation and DuPont’s European Innovation Award.

In addition, we are proud to be certified by Woolmark who acknowledge the high quality standards of our fabric.

You can view and download our certificates for our ISO 9001:2015, ISO 45001:2018, AS9100:D and ISO 17025 UKAS Accreditations here.