Worshipful Company of Needlemakers
The Worshipful Company of Needlemakers is one of the Livery Companies of the City of London. The Needlemakers were given Letters Patent by Oliver Cromwell in 1656, and received a Royal Charter in 1664. The Company gradually lost its role as a trade association, now acting as a supporter of the needle industry instead. Like the majority of Livery Companies, the Needlemakers' Company is also a charitable institution.
The Needlemakers' Company ranks sixty-fifth in the order of precedence of City Livery Companies. Its motto is They Sewed Fig Leaves Together and Made Themselves Aprons.