Fifield Inc., Hingham, Mass., recently celebrated its 80th anniversary. The company was founded in
1924 by Charles W. Fifield in Gloucester, Mass., as a manufacturer of protective flannel for the
silver industry. Today, it produces flannel, simulated velvet, linen, suede and leather fabrics for
display and packaging.
Fifield and later his son, Richard, ran the company until it was purchased in the 1970s by
then-vice president Randall Martin. Martin’s son, Edwin, is current president. Today, Fifield is an
international company with locations also in Hong Kong, Mexico City and Italy.