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Worshipful Company of Clothworkers

The Worshipful Company of Clothworkers is one of the Livery Companies of the City of London. The origins of the Company lie in the most ancient Livery Company of London, the Weavers' Company. From the Weavers' Company, two groups, known as the Fullers, who were incorporated by a Royal Charter in 1480, and the Shearmen, who were incorporated in 1508. The Fullers and Shearmen combined, under a Royal Charter, into the Clothworkers' Company in 1528.

The beginning of the Company's dissociation with its trade began with the seventeenth-century Great Fire of London, which threw the cloth trade of London into disarray. Presently, the Company Continues as a charitable institution.

The Company ranks twelfth in the order of precedence of Livery Companies; it is therefore the most junior of the "Great Twelve City Livery Companies." The Company's motto is My Trust Is in God Alone.

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