Our History

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, Derbyshire
  • Stretchline Elastomeric Yarns in Leicestershire.

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.

Our Brands

Performance is at the heart of our brands and our narrow fabric solutions. We balance comfort with glamour or functionality to create durable fabrics for sportswear, lingerie, hosiery, workwear and many other applications for aerospace, leisure, marine and medical applications.

Careers

The one constant in our growth story is the culture of continuous product innovation.

It’s been instilled in us – it’s how we work. It’s also why we seek out talented people with the same mindset to help us engineer the next breakthrough in performance enhancing apparel.

So if you’re a believer in sustainable performance, you have an innovative streak as long as your arm – and you’d like to be a part of the global Stretchline family, send us your CV to textiles@stretchline.com and attach an interesting covering letter telling us all about yourself.

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