About Us

Based in the heart of West Yorkshire

The John Cotton Group is a family company established in 1916 with a strong traditional British textile heritage, based in the heart of West Yorkshire.

With an annual group turnover in excess of £200 million, the group employs over 1300 people and operates across the globe in UK and Continental Europe, Asia and Australasia.

The John Cotton Group invest considerably into the business. In the UK alone, we have invested over £20 million in R&D and capital expenditure over the last 3 years, as well as acquiring Tontine, the leading pillow producer in Australia. Furthermore, the Group has recently expanded in Continental Europe with a new ‘state of the art’ manufacturing site and ‘first class, cutting edge’ technical equipment.

The group is split into two main categories, including the Nonwovens Division and the Home Textiles Division, which is Europe’s leading supplier of filled bedding products. Please visit our Group website to find out more.

The Nonwovens Division is based at our head office in Mirfield, UK and sits on a 13 hectare site located close to major road networks. We have a dedicated team of experts and experience which has accumulated over the last 100 years, therefore enabling us to provide a high level of support and technical knowledge to our customers.

We are proud to supply high loft nonwoven products to some of the UK’s largest and respected brands including Silentnight, Hypnos, Vispring, Sealy, Dreams, Relyon, B&Q, Hello Fresh, Mindful Chef and many more.

Our passion not only lies with the development of cutting edge quality products, but also with the environment, where we have successfully tackled the circular economy agenda for over a century.


Covid-19 Update

During these unprecedented times, John Cotton continues to manufacture and supply insulated pouches that provide an essential component for the transportation of chilled food and pharmaceutical items via distribution networks.

In line with the Prime Minister’s advice and government guidelines, this enables our customers such as Morrisons, HelloFresh, Mindful Chef, All Plants, Pharmacy2U and many more to deliver fresh food and pharmaceutical prescriptions to your doors, minimising people’s risk of exposure.

Insulated Packaging Website

John Cotton is directly involved in providing essential components which makes the distribution of food using parcel delivery networks possible. Mindful chef is a customer whose business is at the front end of fresh food distribution and home delivery meal kit solutions which is a critical front-line business.

Tim Lee - CEO at Mindful Chef