Joshua Ellis is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of luxury cashmere, woollen cloth and accessories and in 2017 we are proud to be celebrating our 250th anniversary.
Our journey began in the mill towns of Yorkshire during Britain’s textile heyday where we carry on the tradition, supplying high quality cloth and accessories to an international market. Artisan skills have been passed down through the generations and our thriving apprenticeship scheme, which covers all aspects of manufacture, design and sales, is bringing new talent into the industry to keep Britain at the forefront of global designer fashion.
We had a wonderful visit last Friday from Sheila (above left) and Margaret Watson, who had inherited two Joshua Ellis mill photographs from a relative. They kindly got in touch to ask if we would like to not only see the photos, but keep them for our archives. We enjoyed hearing their memories of their father, aunts’ and grandfather’s roles within the mill and their own visits to the former Batley Carr site as children.
After Joshua Ellis moved to its current location in 2003, the historic buildings at Batley Carr were converted into living accommodation, and the two mill chimneys remain on the site today as landmarks to its former use.
Joshua Ellis & Co Ltd has been weaving cashmere and fine animal fibre fabrics and accessories since 1767, almost 250 years.
Situated in the heartland of the Yorkshire textile industry, a region with a longstanding textile manufacturing heritage supplying the global fashion industry, Joshua Ellis prides itself on its traditional craftsmanship, quality, expertise and consistency.