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Contract Quality Textiles for Custodial & Immigration

The Custodial & Immigration Sectors have special requirements and performance specifications, relating to the use of Fire Retardant products. There are clear industry standards which must comply with the Ministry of Justice issued Directives for HM Prison and Detention Centres.

Thomas Kneale is highly experienced in manufacturing products compliant to BS 7175 Ignition Source 7 for Prisons and BS7175 Source 5 for Detention Centres, Immigration Removal Centres and Secure Training Centres as well as Asylum Seeker accommodation.

Additionally, highly specialist products such as anti-ligature blankets, pillows and clothing are manufactured and stocked as well as prison specification clothing including jogging bottoms with no side or front pockets, no drawstrings and Velcro footwear without laces.

Flame Retardant cell curtains are also manufactured incorporating Velcro header tape or tiny magnet hang fasteners to meet Health and Safety requirements.

Crucial to this sector is on time deliveries and unbroken supply. Thomas Kneale hold enough stock of all the above items to meet spikes in demand whether caused by laundry fire, unexpected surge in numbers or other unforeseen occurrence.

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Fire Retardant Bed Linen

Inherently Fire Retardant to BS7175 crib 7, 100% soft and durable polyester bed linen available in several pastel and deep dye shades as well as patterned prints. Where Fire Retardant is not required, we have a wide range of other options.

Fire Retardant Duvets and Pillows

We manufacture BS71715 crib 5 and crib 7 compliant duvets and pillows that provide fire safety, comfort, warmth and value for money. Non Fire Retardant options available where relevant. We make different tog ratings (duvets 4.5 tog to 15 tog+) and pillow weights (500 grams to 900 grams).

Fire Retardant Curtains

Flame Retardant cell curtains are manufactured to window size and will utilise either Velcro header tape or tiny magnet hang fasteners so that the curtains can not be used to create a ligature. Standard window coverings are available where appropriate, and can include measuring and fitting as well.

Shower Curtains

All sizes, including extra-long and extra-wide sizes, white or a colour. All shower curtains have anti-rust nickel coated eyelets, reinforced headers and lead-weighted hems for strength and performance. Treated with mould inhibitors to withstand humid environments.


We offer a wide range of exceptional value for money towels- many sizes, colours and weights to meet performance and product life expectations. Our budget towels represent great value and are generously sized.

Rarely beaten on price, never beaten on service

With logistic operations beginning in advance of 3am each day, we achieve service levels which are hard to beat.

We ensure our delivery vehicles are on the road in the early hours; arriving to at time that makes a difference to our customers. This is key to many sectors where goods are required with specific instruction regarding delivery times, vehicle type and often 'just in time' stock approach.

Talk to our Customer Service Team who will be happy to help you.

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