Wigglesworth & Co. Limited (“Wigglesworth”) were established in 1895 specialising in natural vegetable fibres and are now world market leaders in the production and merchanting of raw sisal fibre specifically from East Africa. Through the associated spinning mill based in Tanga, Tanzania we are also leading distributors of manufactured sisal products, including runnages of good quality fine yarns.
Wigglesworth are also in a position to supply quality sisal fibre from reputable third party producers in East Africa, Madagascar, Mozambique and Brazil.
In addition to the above, Wigglesworth have a prominent role in the merchanting and distribution of Abaca fibre (also known as Manila Hemp) and manufactured Abaca Products including yarns, twines, and ropes, as well as pulp.
Whilst hard natural fibres are our main area of business – Wigglesworth have been involved in and continue to merchant textile flax sourced from Belgium and France.
The company continues to deal in certain Synthetic products – ropes and twines and is able to source some coir fibre and coir products.
Wigglesworth re-entered, in 2001, the market for Jute Products – jute yarns, jute carpet backing, cloth, and hessian cloth and has re-established it’s position in this field since that time.
The company is a long standing member of the following trade associations –
The Manila Hemp Association