About Us

In 1948 Mr Parkash arrived in this country, not long after India achieved her independence. He came to Manchester with the objective of sourcing fabric in the UK to export to the Indian sub Continent. The firm of I J Parkash Ltd was formed in 1956 The company then changed it’s business from primarily export, to importing fabrics into the UK, mainly sourced from China, Pakistan, Bangladesh and India.

Initially, only fabric was supplied, either in loomstate or finished form and sold to converters and manufacturers. Increasingly however, made-up products are now imported including our ranges of:

  • Bedding
  • Curtains and Linings
  • Mattress Protectors
  • Towels and Kitchen Products
  • Blankets and Throws



In 1984 Mr Parkash invited his son in law Rajiv to join the organisation to move the business forward. The company has continued to progress and following the death of Mr Parkash in 2013, Rajiv has taken over the running of the company.

A major step forward in the growth of I J Parkash Ltd was the acquisition in 1991 of Ivytex, our manufacturing operation based in North Wales. This modern factory specialises in bedding and enables us to turn around urgent orders very quickly and enhances the customer service element of our business.

Since our inception, we have been driven and motivated by our customers at every stage and our ranges change constantly to reflect any new requirements in the marketplace.

We currently supply specialised products for the quilt manufacturing and institutional trades as well as general merchandise for the retail, wholesale and mail order markets. Constant diversification and new product development have ensured that we will never stand still.

We are proud of our customer service which has given us an enviable position in the trade and one that we constantly strive to maintain and improve.