I have received the napkins today and they're just what I wanted. Thank you for the great service.
Woods Fine Linen
Dusters received today & are perfect!
Thank you for the prompt dispatch of that very nice Victoria tablecloth, it fits my round dining-table perfectly with a good ten inch overhang. I have invited some friends for tea on Sunday afternoon to show it off with my best china.
I have received the Beige napkins and thank you so very much for your kindness.
Delivery arrived Safely
The delivery arrived safely, beautifully packed, enclosing the lovely items I selected. Thank you for your time and I may order more items on-line later in the year. My thanks to the staff, who were so helpful and kind. A lovely shop to visit.
The No.1 Way To Add Colour To Your Bedroom
Olivier Desforges bed linen is one of those brave brands that isn't afraid to use bold colours. Since 1974 their delighted customers have looked no further for the no.1 way to breathe new life into their bedroom.
When they opened their first shop in Place du Lion d'Or in Lille in 1975 they embarked on a confident mission to get creative with their passion for colourful bed linen.
The result of that mission is a fresh mix of towels and bed linen with colours evoking the warmth of Southern France.
Why Colourful Bed Linen?
Once you factor in labour, time and upheaval, it's really not that cost effective to re-decorate your bedroom as a primary way to introduce colour and decorating is more permanent than bed linen.
What's simpler than browsing the web and picking 'the' splash of colour your bedroom desperately needs? Throwing out tired bed linen & towels can be cathartic afterall and when it's being replaced by Olivier Desforges, the look of your bedroom, bathroom and home will make you feel house-proud once again.
Is it time to be brave?
We think so. The spring is definitely here and the summer is just around the corner. It's the perfect time to get a head start. Typically you will be welcoming more people into your home and more often than not showing them round, so be bold, be proud and be colourful!
Woods Fine Linens features a seasonally handpicked selection of Olivier Desforges HERE
A Brief History.
I wonder if back in 1845 Ernestine Fremaux and her husband ever knew how big Yves Delorme floral bed linen would become?
It was only sixty years after the evolution of the first mechanical loom, so it really was the dawn of textile manufacturing's industrialisation.
How they recovered after a fire ripped through the entire business in 1867 is extraordinary. But that's exactly what they did with the help of their nephew Paul Fremaux. Together he and his Auntie Madame Fremaux totally rebuilt the factories. So through those times of great hardship and adversity, when all the odds seemed stacked against them, they dusted themselves down and built a wonderful business with impervious resilience which has repelled the many more challenges that would otherwise of destroyed most companies. So thank you Madame Fremaux for having the foresight to carry on.
Yves Delorme Today.
The now sixth generation Yves Delorme family still share a passion for textiles, a lot like we do here at Woods with our own 300 year association with fine linens.
They have become synonymous with elegant floral designs and a quality and durability their repeat customers rely on. The company really has solidified it's position as one of the best designer french bedding choices for aspirational interiors.
What Should This Mean To You?
This rich back story should give you the same confidence to buy french bedding by Yves Delorme as it does for their many thousands of fans and us. They are a textile manufacturer you can trust in terms of quality, long-lasting style and a refinement of design few can touch. You can even co-ordinate your bed linen with bath robes.
Yves Delorme stalwarts will happily tell you that the products are easy to care for and feel luxurious and exquisite every day and night of use. They may even tell you that one of the first questions their friends ask when being shown around their house is: "Where did you get that beautiful bed linen?" The answer is of course Woods Fine Linens.
Few products have that extra special something that makes it stand out from the crowd. Luckily for us, Cochine Home Fragrance does and we are delighted to present it to you.
The company was founded by fragrance specialist, Kate Crofton-Atkins after a sensory inspiring trip to Saigon. Kate has carefully crafted a company and products which encapsulate the scents of Saigon and the Vietnamese countryside with a sensibility for the environment which is tenderly respected in their manufacturing techniques.
Each of their sophisticated fragrances have been designed as an 'eau de parfum' but for your home. Conjuring a perfumed scene of Saigon; from the tiny hidden alleyways overflowing with intoxicating jasmine flowers, to lazy, sun-drenched afternoons on the banks of the Saigon River decorated by the hundreds of floating water hyacinth.
So why did Sarah Woods choose Cochine for Woods, after all we have other excellent Home Fragrances? When I put this question to Sarah, the answer that came back was simple: "sustainable, beautifully packaged scents, what's not to love?" - that told me!
So what are Cochine's environmental credentials. I found out they are in fact numerous. Let's start with the products themselves. All the products are made in Vietnam using the highest quality essential oils and ingredients which are ethically and sustainably sourced.
The candles are made using botanical palm oil wax specially developed for Cochine using renewable resources, this dedication to using a more natural alternative to paraffin wax is just what this market needs! Likewise, they use high-performance lead-free cotton wicks.
Their custom-made bottles are manufactured from PET recyclable plastic and their beautiful outer packaging is made from over 90% recycled card.
But there is also a jewel in their crown. Cochine are supporting sustainable farming projects, such as the Agarwood Project founded by The Rainforest Project. This once almost extinct tree with hugely valuable essential oil, was rescued from the brink of extinction and over 200,000 seedlings planted over 15 years ago now produce Agarwood oil in a protected and sustainable environment and it smells just wonderful!
I have experienced the scent of every one of their products and they are without equal, they make wonderful gifts owing to the quality packaging. It's products just like this that Woods Fine Linens are proud to support.
As the nights draw in and temperatures plummet, we all seek warmth, comfort and a place to escape the winter chill. Here in the UK we really ‘feel it’ and the last place you want to feel cold is in the bedroom – particularly in bed.
At Woods Fine Linens, we have been keeping people warm for over 122 years with our exclusive range and choice of Luxury Blankets, Mattress Toppers and Duvets for Single to Super King-Sized beds. Small changes to your bed can deliver big benefits when it comes to retaining heat and adding a touch of luxury to your sleep haven and we are here to help.
According to the bedroom poll conducted by The National Sleep Foundation, having a comfortable, quality pillow is a key element to a fantastic night’s sleep. This comes as no surprise as pillows are responsible for supporting arguably the most important parts of the body while asleep: the head and neck. A bad pillow can give you a bad headache and leave you feeling stiff whereas a great pillow will support your head and neck, relieving stress and allowing you to sink into a sumptuous and relaxing sleep.
William Woods has spent a lifetime in the fine linens industry, carefully selecting unique products of the highest quality for his shop, Woods Fine Linens. Of this selection, there are 27 luxury pillow options to choose from. The most coveted pillows from this vast collection are our range of down and down-feather mix pillows. But what makes these particular pillows special and which one should you choose?