We have a very talented team in our R&D department who are always looking to push the boundaries of what can be achieved in fabric finishing. From the finest gentlemen’s worsted suiting to hardwearing upholstery fabric and specialised finishes for high-tech safety clothing, we lead the world. Working closely with the Soil Association we have developed organic finishes. Watch the footage from 1951 showing the shrinking process at a London Shrinking House.
Helping fabric to become functional in ever changing environments, from London to Dubai, building site to boardroom.
An innovative new range of specialised cool finishes specifically developed to give wool and wool blends a fabulously lightweight, cool and comfortable quality that’s ideal for summer wear. Download the Cool Finishes brochure.
COOLTOUCH™ – Fabric feels lighter and cooler to the touch
COOLSTRETCH™ – Adds a natural comfort stretch with the same cool touch
COOLSHIELD™ – Prevents stains and odours with antibacterial properties
COOLGUARD™ – Adds stain protection and water resistant properties
Superior stain and water resistant finish, water repellant, quick dry and breathable.
NANOBLOC® finish from W.T. Johnson is a combination of 100 years of textile finishing expertise and the latest nano technology. This unique combination creates a finish that repels liquids and resists stains and yet retains the luxurious handle and drape expected of the finest wool and worsted cloths in the world. Liquids like wine, water, coffee etc simply bead up and roll off and even ground in stains wash out easily, keeping fabrics looking new for longer.
Anti-bacterial protection, whatever the situation
Silvershield® from W.T. Johnson is a complex performance finishing process which incorporates state of the art silver ion technology that counteracts bacterial odour formation, combined with over 100 years of textile finishing expertise.
The elemental properties of silver mean that bacteria cannot adapt and become resistant, ensuring that fabric finished using the Silvershield process will provide effective anti-bacterial protection.
This permanent high press finish is built up over a combination of 7 different machines.
An evolution of what has been asked of us for 100 years – appearance, handle and durability. V.V. looks and feels special, a look that is retained during garment manufacture and throughout the life of the garment. A modern finish for a traditional market, this permanent high press finish is built up over a combination of 7 different machines.
A variety of fabric finishes to push the boundaries of what can be achieved in fabric finishing.
KK: A softer less firm version of the VV finish allowing for more drape.
ANTIQUE: Also known as distressed/vintage/delave finish, giving an old worn look, catering for the growing trend towards casual wear in the luxury sector.
NERVOUS: Clean, cool finish with sleek handle for a continental look and feel.
CLOTHIER: Needle-ready finish that has been developed with an understanding of the garment manufacturers requirements.
Mohair is a luxury fibre used in suiting designed for warmer more tropical climates.
Mohair is a luxury fibre used in suiting designed for warmer more tropical climates.It is naturally cool, has excellent crease resistance and a unique sheen which makes it instantly recognisable. Mohair also presents equally unique challenges to the finisher as it is difficult and different to process. It is the craft of the finisher to produce a luxurious handle while simultaneously enhancing the characteristic mohair appearance. One hundred years of experience and investment provide WTJ with the equipment and the knowledge to deliver superb mohair fabrics to the world. Soft, sleek and permanent.