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Specialist Manufacturer of Worsted and Fancy Yarns

Laxtons have been manufacturing bespoke yarns since 1907. Call us now on +44 (0)1943 877123 to discuss your yarn requirements.

Spun In Yorkshire

We are proud of the fact that our yarns are made in England and spun in Yorkshire. Find out more >>

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We have spent the last 10 years developing many product areas producing a diverse range of yarns for a multitude of different markets worldwide. Concentrating on natural fibres, predominantly wool, enables us to spin yarns of the highest quality for a myriad of end uses.

Hand knitting, machine knitting, woven apparel and furnishing yarns are typical of our production capabilities but we are also capable of producing yarns for alternative end uses such as carpet tufting, rug making, tapestry and certain technical applications.

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We offer a bespoke service and our aim is to work closely with both new and existing customers to design yarns fit for purpose that fulfil all their requirements.

We are constantly developing yarns for our in house collection but also design specifically for individual customers who want their own signature yarn which gives them exclusivity in their market.

Our investment in state of the art technology further enhances our design capabilities which when combined with our extensive experience of natural fibres makes Laxtons Specialist Yarns unique.

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Knowledge and Experience

Our team boasts a combined knowledge of over 110 years producing worsted and fancy yarns. This enables us to design and manufacture yarns around a specific fibre or blend to get the most from its unique characteristics.

Our experience ensures that yarns are not only engineered with handle, performance and visual appearance in mind but also lead times and price points.

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Latest News

  • Country File

    The Wool Spinner

    Following in his great-grandfather’s footsteps, James Laxton is bringing British wool back to Bradford

  • Yorkshire Post

    New Era Begins in Life of Specialist Yarn Firm

    It is one of Yorkshire’s oldest textiles companies and it has survived the waxing and waning of a great industry.

  • Twist

    Back to British

    Laxtons is looking to the future with a focus on UK manufacture and a major investment in yarn production capabilities, while remaining committed to providing quality and flexibility for its customers.

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