It is now many moons ago that my great, great, great, great, grandfather Benjamin Thornber made that leap from farmer weaver to out and out textile man. That monumental decision to uproot his family from his farm to the town of Burnley to pursue his dream has instilled a pioneering spirit in all of us at Art of the Loom to constantly strive to make our company more customer focused and easy to identify with. Not so many years ago Art of the Loom was reborn out of a need to dedicate a brand to pure, natural fibre fabrics and this ethical voyage of discovery has enabled us to really make a difference to the UK textile manufacturing and finishing industry. We really are doing all we can to enable you to ‘Buy British’. We are very proud of this and we hope by using only; wool, linen, cotton and viscose in our ranges you too can appreciate the luxurious feel and genuine textures of mother nature’s fibres carefully woven into both traditional and contemporary fabrics. So whether you are looking for a pretty little ticking stripe, a classic linen union floral print or a robust woollen plaid we hope we can meet our obligation to be the best we can be. Our in house design team travel extensively, seeking inspiration in both colour and design to create fabric collections that are on trend, whilst still effortlessly easy to incorporate into your scheme. As you cast your eyes over our ‘all new’ site, please take some time to try our state of the art simulation package. This has been developed in the hope that it helps you visualise our extensive fabric collections in virtual room sets on both furniture and curtains. This way you really can ‘try before you buy’, as we truly appreciate just how important the selection of the right fabric can be! Please ensure if you are a trade customer that my team have your email address details so we can update you with our latest newsletters showcasing new collections and promotions. If you are simply a fan of our fabrics and want to know how you can purchase some, please check the stockist finder geographically listed on this site.