who we are

Providing custom solutions for composite materials, advanced engineering, and fabric design since 1916.


Shawmut History

Founded in 1916

Vertical knitting business

Shifted focus to lamination circa 1960

Tier 2 automotive lamination mid 1990

Shawmut Today

Global leader in car headliner composites, innovative textiles, and laminating services

Headquartered in West Bridgewater, MA

700+ employees worldwide, ten global manufacturing plants, and seven commercial offices

Los Angeles automotive materials design studio

Privately held



We acquired our first facility – America’s oldest woolen mill


Manufactured and distributed our braided fabric, branded knitted children’s apparel, and synthetic yarns.


Shawmut Corporation supplied the U.S. military with yarns for parachute shroud lines, knitted blankets, field jackets, and bomb parachutes.


We became the first U.S company to license a newly-developed European process, known as flame lamination, to use with our jersey cloth.

Eventually, we became an industry leader in flame-lamination, and the process remains one of our key core competencies to date.


We moved our location to its present West Bridgewater, Mass., headquarters, where we continue to set the standard for transformative product development processes in advanced material technologies.


Shawmut Corporation celebrated 100 years of innovative textile manufacturing and lamination solutions.


With a far-reaching global team, manufacturing platform, and strategic partnership network, we are proud to be one of the most trusted suppliers of innovative textiles and engineered materials solutions globally.

Our History

A Century of Innovation

Shawmut Corporation is the largest independent provider of laminating services for technical fabrics in the U.S. We have more than a century of acquired industry knowledge and expertise and have incorporated advanced process technologies and revolutionary capabilities into our custom solutions in the automotive, medical, defense, protective, performance wear, and filtration markets. With a critical eye and product-innovating approach towards the verticals we serve, our mission is to deliver the most dynamic, all-around advanced materials solutions to exceed our partners’ standards. By putting our customers’ unique needs first, we have earned the reputation as a trusted advanced materials and textile manufacturer across the vast array of industries we serve.

Shawmut Corporation is firmly positioned to serve a global customer base. We do this by utilizing our product delivery platform, advanced process technologies, and a state-of-the-art TS/ISO-certified textile manufacturing network. As a leading manufacturer and supplier of engineered material solutions, we have in-house textile production capabilities to work on various advanced material implementations, from large-scale to fully-customizable.