RELATIONSHIPS | EXPERIENCE | INNOVATION
Relationships, experience, and innovation are the unchanging qualities upon which Leigh Fibers was built and has continued to grow. They are the fuel that helps power our customers and our industry forward.
At Leigh Fibers we understand the importance of cultivating and maintaining the personal and professional connections that we have established with suppliers, customers, competitors and other industry stakeholders.
We rely on our longstanding global connections when our customers need us the most. Our extensive network of suppliers enables Leigh Fibers to get exactly what you need, when and where you need it. The relationships with many of our textile waste suppliers goes back several decades. The result: you get the predictable and consistent quality their customers demand.
- American Cotton Linter Association
- American Textile Machinery Association
- Arizona Cotton Ginners Association
- California Cotton Ginners Association
- Carolina Recycling Association
- Carpet America Recovery Effort
- Casket & Funeral Supply Association
- Council for Textile Recycling
- Georgia Textile Manufacturing Association
- Industrial Fabrics Association International
- International Association of Nonwoven Fabrics Industry
- International Sleep Products Association
- Manufacture Alabama
- National Cotton Batting Institute
- National Cotton Council
- National Cottonseed Products Association
- National Council Textile Organization
- National Textile Association
- Secondary Materials & Recycled Textiles
- South Carolina Manufacturers Association
- Southern Textile Association
- Synthetic Yarn & Fiber Association
- The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association
The value of experience is being able to use the lessons of the past to overcome the challenges of the present and determine the best course to the future. The deeper and more varied the experiences, the greater the advantage.
For almost a hundred years, our business and customers have taken the name Leigh to all corners of the globe and into a broad range of industries. As a result, today Leigh Fibers, Inc. has amassed one of the industry’s deepest and widest storehouses of institutional knowledge and experience.
- At Leigh Fibers, we trace our company’s roots back hundreds of years.
- As John Leigh & Co., located in Oldham, England, they were recycling and re-selling cotton waste throughout Europe as early as the 1880s.
- At the dawn of the 20th century, the “new” Leigh Fibers used its connections to help American textile manufacturers obtain the cotton and wool they needed to meet their growing demand.
- In the 1940s, we helped customers transition to the first commercially available polyamide, Nylon.
- By the end of the 20th century, we had developed industry-leading expertise in not only natural and synthetic fibers, but the emerging fields of technical and specialty fibers as well.
The passion for improvement has fueled our success from day one. As the textile industry has advanced and evolved, Leigh Fibers has been there to support it. Developing innovative recycled solutions to meet our customers’ toughest challenges, improving their processes as well as their products. Today, that independent spirit of innovation is alive and well at Leigh Fibers.
Immediate innovation—it happens every day, whenever a customer changes machinery, tweaks their process or decides to launch a new line. They turn to Leigh for the recycled fiber designed to maximize their efficiency, profitability or marketability. We work together by developing and testing new fiber blends and grades to arrive at the best possible solution.
Leigh Fibers has built its reputation on providing technically superior products engineered to strict specifications that are often built in collaboration with our customers. This type of process engineering has led Leigh Fibers to create several industry wide breakthroughs including our branded products QuietLeigh®, the industry leader in sound absorption for molded acoustical parts in automobiles and SafeLeigh® a special blend of aramid fibers, FR (fire-retardant) fabrics and synthetics for superior performance.