The company was incorporated under the name 'The New Failsworth Hat Manufacturing Company' on 2nd December 1903. Originally it had been founded in 1875 when it acquired the 'Maypole Hat Works', and in 1881 it moved to the site where it was to develop for many years ahead at Claremont Street, Failsworth, Manchester. The name of the company was finally converted to Failsworth Hats Limited in 1940.
In the early 2000's Failsworth celebrated it's centenary year. Appreciating it's history the company would take further strides into the future with developing it's accessory and children's range, and would compete massively within the modern retail environment with its fashion and lifestyle ranges. Heritage was as important as ever with brands like Barbour, Abraham Moon's and Harris Tweed benefitting from the increasing sales.
With a new website that provides the viewer with more of an interactive feel in the ever growing digital age Failsworth have developed a perfect marriage of the traditional and modern.