About Us

Our Manager, Frank Steele, has been expertly dyeing yarn for over 50 years

Discover Our Heritage

The site was originally built in 1947 by The Langholm Dyeing Company and traded continuously until 2008 when FTS Dyers took over; harnessing the skills of generations and modernising the yarn dyeing equipment and production methods.

Discover Our Heritage

We hold stock of over 120 dyes allowing us to match your specific colours under all the major fibre types

Use Our Skills

At FTS Dyers, we specialise in dyeing wool and its associated blends with synthetics, our dyeing expertise extends to all types of luxury protein fibres, synthetics, and cellulosics. These dyeing skills allow us to provide a first class yarn package dyeing service, on a commission basis to all sectors of the textile industry, including Hosiery, Domestic and Contract Upholstery, Apparel, Carpets, and Transport fabrics.

We are proud to be a part of the SIL Group

From humble beginnings, SIL Holdings has grown into a vertically integrated group of textile businesses, delivering Textile Excellence to customers in more than 60 countries.

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Trusted by some of the textile industry’s foremost names to produce an excellent match each and every time, FTS Dyers are also used for development work with five small dyeing machines ranging from 0.5kg through to 3kg.

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MBA Yarns is run by a team with over 35 years technical knowledge and market experience in yarn trading. Being part of the group allows them to be strong, agile, flexible and gives them independent buying power.

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The primary fibre business is Seal International, one of the largest speciality fibre stockholders and traders in the world. Whatever a client’s requirement, Seal deals with enquires, sampling, orders and deliveries quickly and efficiently.

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With an in-house design team, Abbotsford develop and maintain a wide range of stock-supported fabrics. Natural wools are complemented with luxurious Trevira fabrics, creating an exclusive and diverse collection.

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Handcrafted in Yorkshire, Joshua Ellis fabrics are the quintessential choice for the finest brands in fashion, a touch of sophistication without equal. So, if you demand the very height of luxury, only Joshua Ellis cashmere will do.

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Under the Luxury Fabrics banner the group is proud to have five world-famous, high-quality worsted brands in John Foster, William Halstead, Kynoch, Charles Clayton and S.Selka.

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Fabric has been woven at Stanley Mills since 1890. As well as a reputation as one of the world’s finest worsted weavers they remain one of only a handful of specialist mohair weavers.

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AG Transport Services (AGTS) provides businesses inside and outside the Group with a flexible transport service and additional capacity from a reliable team you can count on.

There’s a reason we’re the market leaders in our industry…