Our History

Whittaker's Embroidery had it's roots in a market town in Blackburn. Over 3 generations of the family have been involved in the garment trade, starting with specialising in general drapery, underwear and household textiles. Then when Derek Whittaker took over the family firm, a chain of shops was established in East Lancashire. The changing retail climate meant that in 1992, the business primarily became a schoolwear outfitters.

Over the last 25 plus years, Whittaker's Embroidery has been established online, after it became apparent that, since the purchase of our first embroidery machine, in 1995, the specialist knowledge and increasing demand for embroidered apparel left a gap in the market. Whittaker's Embroidery are now able to serve all aspects of the garment decoration industry, from work wear, hospitality garments and uniforms through to equestrian wear, gifts and leisure wear, due to our in-house design, embroidery and print services.