We are celebrating turning 18!
This month we are celebrating all things 18…
We are very proud to be celebrating our 18th birthday. Over the years we have seen a lot of changes – in design, in the carpet industry and the World at large. We couldn’t have done it without you, so a huge, huge thank you for all of your support.
But, that’s not our only 18th celebration…
We have been Industry Partners of the British Industry of Interior Design (BIID) for the last 18 years too – known as BIDA back in the day. When we first opened, knowing we wanted to specialise and focus on delivering exceptional carpets and outstanding service to the interior design industry, we knew BIID would be instrumental in our success.
Many of BIID’s past presidents are customers – and we are super grateful for their support in championing us as well as working with us too. Some of our customers have been with from the start – that loyalty is so hard to repay, and thank you just doesn’t seem like enough.
Some of the carpets are celebrating too…
Our longest running range is Carisbrooke. A timeless range just as popular now as it was when it was launched back in 2012 – it just goes to show that classics can stand the test of time.
We also believe that maintaining neutral colour palettes – rather than going with colour trends, which change so often and date – has helped.
What’s changed in the world of carpet in the last 18 years?
When we first started we only sold wool or wool rich carpets. Our customers just wouldn’t entertain a 100% manmade carpet. But, in the last five years the growth in sales of our faux silk ranges has been phenomenal. The quality is now so good, and the benefits over wool are so great that we wouldn’t consider a wool velvet in our own homes now. And that’s not something we would have imagined saying 18 years ago!
Back in 2002 most homes were carpeted downstairs, but that’s no longer the case. That’s led to a huge increase in the sale of rugs, and we have created some very beautiful ones over time.
Needless to say the excitement of seeing an order shooting out of the fax machine is no longer likely. Not that we are sorry to see the move to email! And we are definitely not sad to see the demise of cheques in favour of payment via BACS either.
Our proudest achievement?
Sorry, but that’s got to be an unashamed plug for our newest range – Maribella – our eco-friendly carpet. The Covid-19 crisis probably caused most of us to take a long hard look at what the future holds. We’ve all seen the impact less traffic has had on the planet. Many products pay lip service to the environment, but we can say, hand on heart, that Maribella is making a real difference.
We hope, in years to come, we can look back and see that Maribella changed the way people look at carpet – you can have a luxury product and help the planet.
Again, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your continued support. Here’s to your and our continued success.