About Textile Enterprises Limited

Textile Enterprises Limited is a privately owned family run business based in Leicester England, since 1995.
We manufacture and supply bespoke narrow fabrics which include cords, braids and elastic serving a wide range of sectors and applications.
With a combined experience of more than 50 years our aim is to produce the highest quality products using the finest of materials and techniques.


Our main products include, Elastic Braids, Cords, Shoe Laces and many more narrow fabrics (see our Product Categories for our full list).

Furthermore, if you cant find the product you are after, we can customise and create it for you using our bespoke services.


With over 250 Braiding Machines, we are able to manufacture to the majority of specifications including:

• 3 Strand
• 8 Strand
• 12 Strand
• 8 Plait
• 16 Plait
• 32 Plait
• Double Braid
• Piping Braid

We have full control over production and can braid over anything for example electrical wire, also from a range of 0.5mm through to 50mm in diameter, & in a variety of constructions.


The majority of our products are manufactured using synthetic fibres.

Below is a list of the most common raw materials used, however if the material you require is not listed, get in touch as we may be able to help.

• Polyester
• Polypropylene
• Nylon
• Terylene
• Cotton
• Rayon
• Lurex
• Lead


The company direction is split 2 ways between Manufacturing and Retail. Each area is managed independently due to the differing demands required from our customers. This level of specialisation allows our team to be closer to our clients or end users so we can understand their needs therefore resulting in exceptional customer service. Our manufacturing department focuses more on bespoke needs and made to order products, and our retail division concentrates on products that are readily available in stock and also available for online checkout.


As well as having a broad knowledge of narrow fabrics, our machinery has been developed and built in-house which means we can produce your products efficiently to your specification at a competitive price, and also allows us to run orders from 50 pieces to 100,000 of units.

• We pride ourselves on our flexibility & helpfulness
• We do our best to supply every customers needs
• We offer pre-sales support, such as bespoke sampling
• We take great personal care over attention to detail
• We offer fast delivery (next day, or same day if collected or sent by same-day courier)
• Our minimum order is just £75
• Our bespoke manufacturing has a turnaround of 10-14 working days
• We source our raw materials in the UK – and yet are still very competitive – try us!


We take our responsibilities seriously, which is why we have liability insurance and also hold certifications for Quality Management Systems ISO 9001. Furthermore our products breaking strain information is also available on request. Contact us for more information.