We're very excited about our new stock collections. Three of them have hit the market in the last week and over the next few blog posts I'll be profiling them. Today I'll focus on the collection which has taken the longest to come to fruition: Westminster.
It's something we've wanted to offer for some time; a collection of wool and wool-blend designs which include New Zealand woven fabrics and New Zealand wool. Design-wise we were inspired by sartorial suits and London’s gentlemen's clubs. Westminster includes classics like houndstooth, pin-stipes , a damask and felted twill weaves.
With a beautiful drape and soft handle these handsome designs are suitable for all types of upholstery, drapery and accessories. They have impressive Martindale ratings so we have included them in our Contract boxes. Every design is a top quality fabric which carries the Wool Mark.
In the main the colour palette is restricted to charcoals, grey marls, and black and white. We've also included a wool/linen blend called Watson which is available in 11 fabulous colourways. This design is more contemporary, with a lighter look and feel but still does an impressive 58,000 rubs.
Other Westminster designs of note: Heath is a sophisticated textured weave which has an gorgeous flame-stitch effect. Speaking of texture; Balfour is a super chunky weave with plenty of character. The perfect look for a mid-century sofa.
So that's Westminster. I hope you like it as much as we do.