We are extremely proud to announce that we have recently become members of Walpole, the official sector body for UK Luxury.
It is an honour and a privilege to count ourselves amongst such esteemed company, as a part of a collective which contributes to the sharing of knowledge and insights, whilst amplifying the significance of British luxury across the world. We are honoured to be the only cloth merchant represented in the Walpole membership, which includes historic and revered brands such as Bentley, Royal Doulton, Harrods, and many more.
Walpole is the official sector body for UK luxury. Founded in 1992 as a not-for-profit organisation, it counts more than 250 British brands in its membership. As the voice of British luxury, Walpole’s purpose is to promote, protect and develop a sector worth £48 billion to the UK economy and the jewel in the crown of UK business.
Formed in 1990 as ‘The Churchill Group’ by top-tier British companies, including British Airways, Chewton Glen, Coutts & Co, The Financial Times, The Savoy Group and William Grant & Sons, the aim of the organisation was to promote British excellence, providing a community for the exchange of best practice ideas to drive business development. In 1992, The Churchill Group became Walpole.
For the first time, British excellence was given a collective voice in the competitive global market: through Walpole, these companies aimed to promote and maintain the highest standards of British commerce and industry. In 2005, Walpole refined its mission statement from promoting British excellence to promoting, protecting and developing British luxury.
You can read more about Walpole here >