Worshipful Company of Weavers
The Worshipful Company of Weavers
is the most ancient of the Livery Companies
in the City of London
. It existed in the year 1130, and was perhaps formed earlier. The Company received a Royal Charter
in 1180. At present, the Company retains a connection to textiles through its contributions to the textile industry. It has, however, like most other Livery Companies, evolved into a charitable institution rather than remaining a trade association.
The Company ranks forty-second in the order of precedence of the Livery Companies. Its motto is Weave Trust With Trust.