Celebrating 250 years at Joshua Ellis

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.

portrait of joshua ellis

Portrait of Joshua Ellis

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.

Joshua Ellis is part of the renowned British luxury textile group SIL Holdings Ltd and we export to over 23 countries with our fabrics regularly featuring on the catwalks of Milan, Paris and New York. Innovation enables us to offer a truly bespoke service for leading fashion houses, each of which has its own interpretation of luxury. We use our expertise to create fabric that meets their specifications and, with a strong focus on traceability and provenance, we are also helping to drive standards in sustainability within the textile industry.

As we look back on decades of evolution and change, our skilled and knowledgeable craftspeople are fortunate to be able to draw on the experience of our ancestors as they look ahead to an exciting future.


joshua ellis staff photo 1964

1964 Staff Photo from Joshua Ellis

joshua ellis staff photo 2017

2017 Staff Photo from Joshua Ellis Grange Valley Road where they moved to in 2003