250th Year Anniversary

Joshua Ellis, established in 1767, celebrates this year its 250th anniversary and a heritage of British manufacturing. Everyone is exceptionally proud to mark this milestone, as Joshua Ellis continues to garner an unwavering reputation for producing some of the most luxurious fabrics and accessories of the finest quality.

As the year has progressed, the celebrations have followed with clients, agents and employees worldwide. From trade shows in Milan at Milano Unica and Premiere Vision in Paris to events at our factory in Batley, ‘Joshua Ellis’ has been toasted many times.

In February 2017, we received a very special royal visit, from HRH The Princess Royal, President of the UK Fashion and Textile Association. Princess Anne and her team came to the Joshua Ellis factory for a tour to see the manufacturing and production process in action. Here she unveiled a special plaque, signed our visitor’s book and was presented with an exclusive gift – a limited edition 250th anniversary fine cashmere scarf.  Princess Anne commended seven members of staff on their long service achievements, which together totalled 250 years!