One of the Livery Companies of the City of London. formal name of The Master and Wardens and Brethren and Sisters of the Guild or Fraternity of the Blessed Mary the Virgin of the Mystery of Drapers of the City of London
Its motto is Unto God Only Be Honour and Glory.
It is ranked at third in the order of precedence of the Livery Companies .
There had been an association of drapers as early as 1180.
The Company was established in 1361.
1364 received a Royal Charter.
1438 incorporated as a company under a Royal Charter and was the first corporate body to be granted a coat of arms
1607 acting charter granted by James I amended by four supplemental charters, most recently in 2008.
Over one hundred Lord Mayors have been members of the Company; the first, Henry Fitzailwyn, is thought to have been a draper.
Drapers' Company is based at Drapers' Hall located in Throgmorton Avenue, near London Wall. The Company has owned the site since 1543, when it purchased the London mansion of Thomas Cromwell from King Henry VIII.