Charles Parsons & Co., a family-owned company established in 1915 by Charles Leslie Parsons, is proudly celebrating its centenary. The company has consistently expanded and now has over 350 employees and offices around the world, including locations in Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, and Fiji.

As Australasia’s leading wholesale supplier of textile products and services, Charles Parsons owes its success to courageous and inspired leadership, visionary entrepreneurship, and superior service. These qualities and values have steered this company through significant milestones including the Great Depression, two World Wars, and the vagaries of supply and demand. This capacity to evolve was, and still is, a major key to Charles Parsons’ success and resilience.

With over fifty acquisitions, the company has diversified across homewares and interiors, technical, apparel and fashion fabric supply and services for retailers, designers and manufacturers.

Charles Parsons has always prided itself on being at the cutting edge, embracing technology and innovation. The company strives to bring the world’s best textile solutions within reach of local partners and customers.

Where to in the future? According to Chairman, Vicki Parsons, the success of Charles Parsons can be attributed to its uniqueness as a company that has “always tailored global textile creativity and innovation to our clients' needs, striven to build trusted and supportive relationships with industry partners, and managed the business today with an eye to the future: continuing to evolve."

The Charles Parsons group anticipates that it will remain in the forefront of the Australasian textile industry. It will continue to evolve, to consolidate existing relationships and to invest in expert staff, true to its proud tradition of offering new and innovative products and services to its customers.