We make fabrics for trains, trams, underground, overground, buses and coaches.
You’re sure to have seen us and sat upon us here, there and everywhere. Our fabrics are imprinted into memories. They remind you of home, college days, workday commutes, city breaks and holidays.
They take you on a journey – around the country and around the world, in style, comfort and safety. The journey began over 200 years ago as John Holdsworth and Co. and now moves forward as Camira.
We're pioneers in our world
We’re textile designers and manufacturers, renowned for our technical capabilities and weaving expertise, now complemented by innovative advances in digital design and printing. We work in two broad market segments, mass passenger public transportation and commercial contract interiors, where we are recognised for designing and manufacturing some of the most innovative and environmentally friendly fabrics in the world.
We’re the company behind pioneering eco-fabrics made from harvested nettles, hemp and flax; we’ve been making recycled polyester fabrics from used plastic bottles for over 25 years; and we’re now making recycled wool fabrics, using yarn remnants from our transportation fabrics, which are given a given a second life to be enjoyed all over again.
Our vision, mission and values
We know where we’ve come from and we’re proud of our roots, but we’re most excited about the future and where that will take us – and you. To guide us we have an aspirational Vision we’re stiving for, a Mission which focuses on what we’re doing today, and corporate values which inform our actions and underpin our behaviours.
Made by Camira is about doing the right thing, in the right way. We don’t cut corners, or take the easy route. Instead, we design with a conscience, manufacture responsibly, and act with care - so that every decision contributes to a more sustainable future, and makes Camira the natural choice for fabric and textile solutions worldwide.
So that’s become our Vision: To be the natural choice for fabric and textile solutions globally. We want to be front of mind and the go-to fabric company, manufacturing the most sustainable fabrics in the world. We work globally and locally, so from San Francisco to Shanghai, Stockholm to Sydney, and Munich to Mirfield, you’ll find us across the globe, and around the corner – as at home in New York as we are in Yorkshire.
Our word matters, our promises keep, and our guarantees last. Because, above all, we want to make sure we’re a company you can trust – always, in all ways. So our values begin with our customers, encompass quality and integrity, champion innovation and sustainability, through great teamwork and collaboration. We bring all that together in our three corporate which form the bedrock of company culture and ways of working.
Our success lies in our customer’s success. We focus on building long lasting relationships and delivering a brilliant customer experience to a global market; using digital technologies, providing high-quality products, support and services that add value, inspire, and exceed expectations.
We’re expert makers, designers and manufacturers. We’re driven by the highest standards and we care about the smallest details. So we execute with excellence, and we collaborate, innovate and challenge ourselves to remain at the forefront of fabric design and manufacturing.
We do the right thing, no matter how hard. We act with integrity, honesty and transparency – with our customers, our people and the planet. We respect our resources and commit to making pioneering fabrics and delivering value added services that contribute positively to a more sustainable future.
So that leaves our Mission which joins all the dots, becoming our warp and weft and the very fabric of why we exist as a company: