Innovation
& performance

Stretchline is the largest supplier of narrow
fabrics, elastics and hook and loop fasteners
in Europe. Our UK manufacturing facilities
specialise in knitted and woven elastic and
rigid products and silicone coating technologies
for high quality, durable materials.

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Innovation
& performance

Stretchline is the largest supplier of narrow
fabrics, elastics and hook and loop fasteners
in Europe. Our UK manufacturing facilities
specialise in knitted and woven elastic and
rigid products and silicone coating technologies
for high quality, durable materials.

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Our key market sectors

Sports & Activewear

Sports & Activewear

Our fabric technologies are used extensively in sports wear - they're comfortable, durable, retain their stretchable properties and aid performance.

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Comfort, performance and efficiency. With unique technologies like Bondelast, Stay4Sure and Fit-J, an elasticated fabric that maintains the perfect fit regardless of size, we’ve achieved comfort and performance for the wearer, and production efficiency and cost-savings for the manufacturer. We create thin, durable fabrics that give seam-free support and incredible strength whatever the activity. …

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Marine

Marine

Strength and quality are vital components in the manufacture of marine products - they have to be able to withstand the pressures of an extreme environment.

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Strength, quality and durability for the marine industry. Whether it’s a small privately-owned sailing boat or a luxury liner, safety is all-important when it comes to products used at sea. It’s the job of our Research and Development Team to find the right solution for each marine application. Working in …

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Industrial

Industrial

We supply narrow fabrics, elastic and webbing for a variety of applications in manufacturing and industry.

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We provide textile solutions designed with strength, safety and durability in mind. Our narrow fabric solutions are used for a diverse range of applications within manufacturing and industry. We produce narrow fabrics that can be used in the production of tarpaulins, protective covers and insulation and cladding services, as well …

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Workwear & PPE

Workwear & PPE

Stretchline supplies elastics, webbing and straps for workwear and Personal Protective Equipment in all major European countries.

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Hard-wearing fabrics for the toughest of jobs. We work with the manufacturers of workwear and PPE supplying fabrics, hook and loop fasteners and elastics that reduce production times yet withstand the wear and tear of industry. Continual investment into research and manufacturing techniques allows us to meet customer requirements in …

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Defence & Law Enforcement

Defence & Law Enforcement

In industries where life and death situations come as standard, our high quality products won't let you down.

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Hard-working materials for defence and law enforcement Our continual research into production technologies and materials allows us to provide high quality products to the military and police forces. We supply hook and loop fasteners, webbing and straps for applications where hard-wearing products are vital. Our processes are based on ISO …

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Medical

Medical

We have an excellent understanding of specialist healthcare requirements and supply fabrics and materials to medical organisations across the world.

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We provide the right materials to the manufacturers of specialist medical equipment. Specialist professions have specialist needs and where medical applications need latex-free elastics with excellent stretch and recovery properties, we supply woven or knitted materials that are hypoallergenic and suitable for all kinds of skin, even sensitive. We also …

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Haberdashery

Haberdashery

We provide a wide range of elastics, narrow fabrics and elastomeric yarns for haberdashery and clothes making.

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A wide range of materials, colours and designs for the clothes-making industry. Our ongoing investment into the latest manufacturing and dyeing technology means we have a vast range of ready-to-use hook and loop fasteners, elastics, webbings and yarns to supply to the haberdashery marketplace. All hook and loop fasteners and …

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Leisure & Outdoors

Leisure & Outdoors

Stretchline provides an extensive range of performance webbings, bindings and fasteners that are used in the leisure industry for outdoor clothing and accessories.

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Hard-wearing products for leisure and outdoors. We provide hook and loop fasteners and braided, rigid, woven and elasticated webbings for a variety of outdoor applications – from straps and ties to camping accessories, dog collars and leads. We can advise on the right material for the right application – colour …

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Intimate Apparel & Lingerie

Intimate Apparel & Lingerie

High quality elastics, silicone coated applications and elastomeric yarns for the manufacturers of lingerie and intimate wear.

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When quality is vital for reputation and repeat sales, our products won’t let your customers down. Balancing comfort with glamour with brands like Fortitube, Locksafe and Stay4Sure, we give lingerie and underwear manufacturers products that have superb stretch and recovery properties. They’re high quality, designed to keep their shape and guaranteed to last. Tried, …

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Aerospace, Automotive, Rail

Aerospace, Automotive, Rail

We provide safe, reliable products that are used extensively in trains, planes and automobiles.

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From fire retardant hook and loop fasteners to extra strong webbing and tapes, we put safety first when it comes to transport. Working directly with manufacturers, and as a partner to OEMs, we provide products that are designed to reduce cost and production times within the transport industry without compromising …

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Hosiery

Hosiery

With flexible design and long-lasting functionality, we supply elastic and silicone-coated products to hosiery manufacturers across Europe.

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We balance comfort and functionality with glamour and design in narrow fabric manufacture. Research, innovation and continual investment allows us to anticipate market trends and work with designers to introduce new and inspirational collections. We use the latest manufacturing and dyeing technology to produce elastics in widths that range from …

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Upholstery & Furnishings

Upholstery & Furnishings

With a quarter of the world's furniture produced in Europe, this is a huge production area and one that's still growing.

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Bindings, twills and woven elastics. We provide braided elastics, hook and loop fasteners, and bindings and twills in cotton, polyester, nylon and polypropylene for use in upholstery and furnishings. They can be produced in a wide range of colours and used to create a finished edge on fabric, to reinforce seams …

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Sports & Activewear

Our fabric technologies are used extensively in sports wear - they're comfortable, durable, retain their stretchable properties and aid performance.

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Our Brands

About us

With over 150 years’ experience, Stretchline has become the world’s largest and only branded performance narrow fabric manufacturer.

At the end of the twentieth century, two established and well-respected UK narrow fabric manufacturers – Tubbs Elastics and Charnwood Elastics – amalgamated to form Stretchline.

Through careful acquisition and continuous product development, the company has continued to grow and with our roots still firmly in the UK, we’ve become the world’s largest manufacturer of narrow fabrics.

We have three manufacturing sites:

  • Stretchline Woven and Fasteners in Sherston, Wiltshire
  • Stretchline Knit and Specialised Coatings in Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire
  • Stretchline Elastomeric Yarns in Leicester.

Each site has its own expertise in the manufacture of innovative performance narrow fabrics and all are supported by our distribution centre in Sherston, making us the perfect supply partner for the spectrum of textile manufacturing sectors.

EUROPE’S LARGEST MANUFACTURER OF NARROW FABRICS. LEADING THE WAY IN PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION.

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Out in front for innovation

With three manufacturing sites in Wiltshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire, we have a history and a culture of innovating in narrow fabrics for both performance and technology. Supporting technology This is evidenced by our investment into ‘smart’ or e-textiles. Smart fabrics have the ability to do things that traditional fabrics can’t …

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