Textiles

Fabric Types 

Welcome to the Banister Brothers textiles page.  We have specialised in woven wool and worsted textiles for over 100 years, in particular fabrics which are then Kroy Chlorinated and Prepared for Printing.  Other principal fabrics are 100% wool piece dyed crepe, uniform fabrics for military, police and fire service use and colour woven cotton wool fabrics.  We are able to quote for most woven wool fabrics.

Listed below are our main products but we are pleased to receive any enquiries and will be happy to point you in the right direction if we are unable to help. Almost all our products are made from pure new virgin merino wool.

 

Wool Challis- quality 3929 also known as wool mousseline or nun’s veiling 

Made from pure new virgin merino wool.

Available:

  • Kroy chlorinated and prepared for print
  • Coated for digital printing
  • Piece dyed
  • Bleached
  • Finish only

Sampling available in all finishes

Standard finished width of this fabric is 137cm (historic print width).  For large orders we can supply to finish 150cm.

Weight : 168 g per metre (137cm width)

Wash instructions: hand wash with care or dry clean

Main uses:

Print base for ladies printed dresses, blouses and skirts.

Sun drapes (in particular for offices).  Can be supplied to pass Flammability BS5867-2: Type B 2008.

 

Wool Crepe- Quality 3975 

Made from pure new virgin merino wool and dyed in this country.

Available:

  • Piece Dyed
  • Chlorinated and prepared for print
  • Bleached
  • Finish only
  • Coated for digital printing

Sampling available in any colour

Specification: 100% wool, 150 cm wide, 330 g/m.

Washing instructions: dry clean only.

Main uses: Ladies skirts, jackets, suits and dresses.

 

Wool voile – Quality 7423

 Made from pure new virgin merino wool.

Available:

  • Kroy chlorinated and prepared for print
  • Coated for digital printing
  • Piece dyed
  • Bleached
  • Finish only

Sampling available in all finishes

Standard finished width of this fabric is 137cm (historic print width).  For large orders we can supply to finish 150cm.

Weight : 115 g per metre (137cm width)

Wash instructions: dry clean

Main use:  Print base for Ladies lightweight scarves

 

Cotton Wool Shirtings – Quality CW90

90%cotton with 10% wool for warmth.
Specification: 90%C10%W, 150cm wide, 210g/mt, machine washable.
Designs are to customers specification and may include tattersalls, tartans or other woven designs.
Price is colour dependent and available on application but will be in the range £6-£10 for orders of 200 metres or more.

 

Uniform and Military Fabrics 

Banister Brothers has a long history supplying military uniforms, originally through the Crown Agents and more recently direct to purchasing governments or their suppliers.  We are pleased to supply competitive quotations for all requirements.

For further information on merino wool:

www.merino.com

www.woolmark.com