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History timeline

Interweave incorporated 24 years ago, in October 1999. We’ve listed some pivotal moments in our company history timeline to date.


Interweave company history timeline


1999 Batley-based company (then called “Webster Weave”) was purchased by John Horsfall & Sons Ltd.  Increased efficiencies to drive next-day delivery capabilities. Started selling towels, then cotton sheets, cellular blankets and waffle blankets. Then patient gowns were introduced.

2000 The business was mainly focused on selling the waffle weave blanket to medical facilities. Polycotton sheets and the scrub suits range were also introduced.

Waffle weave blanket, one of Interweave's first products
Waffle weave blanket

2002 Patient nightwear introduced

Hospital pyjamas
Patient nightwear

2003 Product development of seclusion products started.

unrippable clothing
Seclusion range

2004 Re-named Interweave Textiles Ltd, moved to larger facilities in Elland

Situated by the picturesque canal in Elland


2006 Interfaith gown developed with Trustech, as reported in the Evening Standard

Interfaith gown being modelled
Interfaith gown being modelled

2007 Thermal throws introduced

thermal blanket
Thermal blankets

2010 Trellis bedspread developed and launched to replace previous bedspread range

hospital bedspreads
Trellis bedspread

2011 Product development of bariatric products. Became members of the National Back Exchange

bariatric hospital gowns
Bariatric patient gowns

2012 Started selling products on the NHS Supply Chain website. Dignity gown developed.

medical gown
Dignity gown

2013 Expanded product range to 200 lines


2014 Extended sales reach from NHS hospitals to the care home sector


2016 Introduction of patient safety garments such as slipper socks

hospital socks
Slipper socks

2017 Head office function moved to new offices in Elland, just a mile from the warehouse


2018 Launched ecommerce website. Started offering bulk buying online option to members of the Charities Buying Group.


2019 Premium brand scrubs division, Kara merged with Interweave. Warehouse transformation project underway.


2020 Supplied bulk scrubs to the NHS during Covid pandemic

hunter green scrubs
NHS scrubs

2021 Merged with new acquisition: Orvecare, introducing patient warming products to Interweave customers

Interweave acquires Orvecare
Orvecare acquisition

2022 Re-launched Seclusion range with new SecureTex fabric

Seclusion mattress cover made in UK
SecureTex fabric


2023 Launched the THERMARMOUR brand of patient warming products

THERMARMOUR brand launched


You may also be interested in reading our blog 20 things we’ve learnt in 20 years and Meet the team.

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