THE STORY OF RAYMAKERS
Few companies can boast of a proud history as Royal Dutch Textile Mills J.A. Raymakers & Co BV. Raymakers forms part of the Dutch textile heritage. Her experience in the production of textiles goes back to 1773. Ever since, a wealth of experience was gained in spinning, weaving and finishing many different types of textiles. In the last decades our company has mainly focused on the development, production and marketing of pile fabrics, also known as velvet. We produce plain as well as patterned velvets in many different qualities.
The title “ Royal” in our name is an award which was granted by H.M. the Queen of the Netherlands in 1951. This award is granted very rarely to unique and established companies of known repute, making special and high quality products.
Our high standard of weaving and particularly our beautiful finish are famous all over the world. As a result Raymakers has gained worldwide respect being the leading and most innovative manufacturer of drapery and upholstery velvet. Our products are distributed via textile wholesalers, converters, project specialists and the industry, in many different countries all over the world.
In the beginning, Raymakers was a leading textile company. At its peak in the late 60s, there were working around 1600 people. In the 70s and 80s, when most Dutch textile companies went bankrupt, Raymakers decided to only focus on one core business, cotton velvet interior fabrics. This was the reason Raymakers survived this period. After this period, the company was re-structured and the good times were back again. Raymakers proofed itself as a specialist in velvet interior fabrics.
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