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History timeline

Interweave incorporated 20 years ago, in October 1999. We’ve listed some pivotal moments in our company history timeline to date.

History timeline up to 2019

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 productsWaffle weave blanket

2002 Patient nightwear introduced

2003 Product development of seclusion products started.

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

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

2007 Thermal throws introduced

2010 Trellis bedspread developed and launched to replace previous bedspread range

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

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

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

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.


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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