About John England

For those who want to know more about John England. The company is a member of the Franklin’s Group of companies.

For over 55 years the brand has supplied linen and linen blend fabrics. These go to fashion, apparel, and home interiors clients worldwide. The strength of the company is the ability to offer from stock, quality on-trend fabrics. All at competitive prices and reasonable minimum order levels; and with a personal service.

John England is not just a wholesaler. As well as being designers there is also an in-house weaving factory, with both Jacquard and plain looms up to 3 metres wide. Also, a laundry for wash finishing fabrics.

John England can offer completely unique fabrics, and special commissions to fashion designers. With trial quantities of only 12 metres, and we have short lead times.

The weaving looms in N.Ireland
Weaving quality fabrics at John England factory in Banbridge, N.Ireland

John England can also dye fabrics or yarn to order, again with very reasonable minimum order levels. There is an in-house laundry as a result customers can opt to have all fabrics supplied shrunk and softened (washed) in our local pure soft waters

The Company has supplied innovative linens to fashion and interior designers for over half a century. It now has a thriving theatrical linens department, offering costume designers affordable, but unique, theatrical fabrics for movie, television and theatre productions.

All our designs woven on Jacquard looms are unique and trend setting. We do not stand still and constantly produce new creations. They are often inspired by things we see in the world around us. We have found it is interesting for customers to hear the story behind each of these designs.

Trade Organisations

As you’d expect, with such a long history and impeccable lineage in the industry we are proud members of both European Masters of Linen and the Irish Linen Guild.

John England Theatrical Linens

John England Theatrical Linens is a division that focuses on selling film/movie fabrics to the theatre, film, opera and TV industries. The company has been the supplier of preference for costume and set design linens for many years. It is a specialist in this industry, and concentrates on the supply of linens to film productions.

Company Slogan:                                         

 “No competition is more intimidating than the legacy”