Yorkshire clothing manufacturer Damart is celebrating its 60th Anniversary.
The business has been built on the unique man-made fibre Thermolactyl that was developed and patented by the brothers.
This product has become renowned for its ability to provide warmth without bulk and has allowed Damart to become known across the world.
This prominent local feature, which can be found close to the Leeds-Liverpool canal just a short walk from the famous five rise locks, has since become known as the Damart Mill and remains its UK headquarters.
In the nineties, it continued to grow its Yorkshire-based operation with the opening of a warehouse in Steeton that supplemented the head office at the Damart Mill.
The company’s continued development and the recent acquisition of a sister company Coopers of Stortford has strengthened its position as a major employer in local communities.
Managing director Andy Hill said:
“We value the fact that we’re close to being the largest employer in the Bingley area.
“We’re important to the local economy. We don’t take that lightly and we have an extremely low turnover of staff.”