British Woven Frond (blue) fabric by Sarah Waterhouse

Small British fabric companies I love

As I tentatively step into deeper upholstery waters, I have been keeping an eye out for small companies making original – and mostly handmade – fabrics in the UK. So here is a very (un)comprehensive list of my findings so far:

Sarah Waterhouse

Sarah Waterhouse designs and prints by hand on to eco-friendly and sustainable fabrics, based in Sheffield. The ‘British Woven Frond‘ and gorgeous ‘Thunderbolt‘ are my top picks.


Brought to your attention before for their beautiful wallpapers, MissPrint are a small family-run business whose nature-inspired fabric patterns are screen printed or woven in England. My favourite fabric, in almost any colourway, is ‘Garden City‘.

St Jude’s

St Jude’s create and print unique fabrics in collaboration with artists and designers. Mark Herald’s ‘Harvest Hare‘ and Angie Lewin’s ‘Hedgerow‘ stand out for me.

Rapture & Wright

From a barn in the Cotswolds, the small team at Rapture & Wright produce hand-printed fabrics and wallpapers using all British stock. The part Aztec, part Art Deco ‘Feathers‘ is probably my favourite, although ‘Doves‘ comes a close second.

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