Valdese Weavers traces its roots back to the Swiss Embroidery Company founded in 1915 by
Italian immigrants called the Waldensians who settled in Valdese, North Carolina around
the turn of the Century.
In 1935, the company was purchased by Harley Shuford who later changed the name to Valdese
Weavers, Inc. The company refocused its product to jacquard woven Fabrics and installed weaving,
dyeing, and yarn spinning manufacturing capability. Valdese Weavers sold its products into
the home furnishing industry as a supplier to furniture manufacturers and distributors.
In 1974, a new and modern one-story facility was constructed on the outskirts of Valdese and
is now the foundation of our current manufacturing facility.
In 2004, Valdese Weavers entered the Contract market, expanding its product focus to include the
office seating and systems, and hospitality marketplace.
In 2007, Valdese Weavers acquired Circa 1801 and Home Fabrics developing our brand strategy to
include; Valdese Weavers, Circa 1801, Home fabrics, Valdese Contract fabrics and Valdese
International Products (V.I.P.).
Through continuous investment in current technologies and people, Valdese Weavers has become the
premier source of decorative fabrics for the residential home furnishings and contract markets.
Today, Valdese Weavers is known as a fashion leader with a vertically integrated manufacturing
structure and a mass customization philosophy. We operate four facilities located in Burke County,
NC and employee approximately 900 associates.