Who we are
DICKSON, A COMPANY WITH A MARINE DNA...
In 1836, the young spinner, David Dickson, left his native Scotland to create the first linen mill in France, near the northern town of Dunkirk. The company grew in the market for sails by inventing new procedures that gave its fabrics rot-proof properties when exposed to seawater.
FROM THE NORTH OF FRANCE TO THE UNITED STATES: A TRUE SUCCESS STORY
In 1969, the Dickson spinning mills merged with the weavers Eugène Constant, located in Lille since 1913. In 1998, Dickson joined the American group, Glen Raven, the world’s no. 1 in outdoor textiles. This combination of technical and commercial expertise now enables them to ensure made-to-measure service for all their customers, all over the world.
THE NO. 1 MARINE FABRIC BRAND, WORLDWIDE
Invented 50 years ago in the United States, Sunbrella® Marine currently ranks as the world’s benchmark for excellence in fabrics designed for use on boats. Marketed by Dickson in over 110 countries and a popular choice among the top names in the boating industry, these high value-added technical fabrics combine cutting-edge performance with refined style, similar to that of designer interior furnishings.
DICKSON, CREATOR OF INTELLIGENT TEXTILES
The trailblazer for the technical textiles industry, Dickson is now renowned throughout the world as the reference when it comes to outdoor fabrics. Marketed under the company’s two flagship brands, DICKSON® and SUNBRELLA®, its products are firm favourites among many of the leading names in boating, design and architecture. The Group’s growth engine, innovation, enables Dickson to diversify its range by offering an extensive selection of technical textiles in keeping with the global trend towards sustainable development.