Standeven has always been a global business and has always been respected around the world.
Of course the Standeven name was also popular at home in the UK, supplying the finest tailors on Savile Row and throughout the country, as well as garment manufacturers and the growing group of department stores.
From humble beginnings in a small mill at Mixenden in Halifax, the company quickly grew, taking new premises locally before finally deciding to move the whole operation to Ladyship Mills. The existing mill buildings were extended and a new spinning shed built.
In 1926 HRH the Prince of Wales visited Standeven. The business had become a fully vertically integrated operation and one of the highest regarded manufacturers, based of course in the birthplace of fine worsted textiles, West Yorkshire.
From washing, scouring, combing and spinning yarn, to the design, weaving, mending and finishing of the cloth, the Standeven operation became a major force in textiles.
The more recent story shows the closeness of the people within the textile industry in West Yorkshire and how they worked together as a community.
John W Standeven started work and trained as an accountant in a world famous Textile Mill in 1819, he then proceeded to set up his own Textile business in Ladyship Mills in Halifax during 1885.
As the business entered the 21st century Standeven became member of the SIL Holdings group. The SIL Holdings group covers the whole textile manufacturing process and uses the phrase “from fibre to fabric” just as John W Standeven used to.
The Standeven business is still recognised around the world today, selling to nearly 50 countries. Unfortunately we cannot boast the same 50,000 designs that John W Standeven was somehow able to. However, you can rely on Standeven, in the same way that fine tailors everywhere do, to provide the right fabrics, dispatched accurately and quickly with an outstanding level of support.
That’s why Standeven is known today as THE Tailor’s Mill.