FLEMING & HOWLAND
As a family that has been making furniture the traditional way since 1780, we know how hard it can be to ignore the pressures of the moment to adapt and change. Far from being insulted, we are proud to be called eccentric. We see it as a label that connects us to a long history of original British thinkers. There is something in the cut of our cloth that makes us nurture and celebrate our eccentrics. Eccentricity is part of our national DNA. Without it, there would be no Orwell. There would be no Vivienne Westwood or Charles Rennie Mackintosh. We believe that the principles of eccentricity continue to have value both for how we work and how we live.
Surrounded by the mills, lakes and valleys of Lancashire, we are constantly reminded of how much we owe to nature, and of our place in the industrial history of the nation. Our work offers a tangible connection to the past, living proof of the quality and craftsmanship that once made British manufacturing the envy of the world. We are also aware of our role as a responsible, sustainable business. Our age gives us a broader perspective. We have seen the world transform time and time again, but those changes only have made us more certain of our beliefs.
BUTTERFLY MARK TESTIMONIAL
We care about the impact humans cause on the planet by retail consumption. As a result, we want to minimise this effect where possible. We want to do more than increase the lifespan of our furniture and ensure that every aspect of the business is conducted in the most ethical of ways.
CEO & FOUNDER