Luxury linens handcrafted since 1861, with unrivalled heritage, craftsmanship and quality
Peter Reed represents the pinnacle of English linen making, with a peerless reputation for quality based on 150 years of heritage and craftsmanship.
For generations its bedding has been hand-crafted from the highest grade cottons. The story began in 1861, when Peter Reed and his son, William, embarked on an original strategy in their quest to manufacture Britain’s highest quality bed linen on the slopes of Pendle Hill, Lancashire. Instead of weaving the cloth locally, they decided to import the finest woven fabrics from Italian master artisanal mills, enabling them to concentrate their own craftsmen’s work on the high-end skills of cutting, sewing, hemming, embroidering and finishing.
The combination of the world’s best cotton with the most impeccable British craftsmanship was a formula for success, eagerly appreciated by a wealthy Victorian middle class. Then, as now, Peter Reed trades that priceless commodity – a luxurious and easeful sleep. A sleep fit for royalty in fact, as was confirmed in 2008, when the company was granted a Royal Warrant.
Peter Reed is no longer a family-run company, but that early idealism still drives it, and its bed linens are still made among the Lancashire hills. While the rest of the world embraces mass production, Peter Reed offers a personalised service. Customers are able to create their own unique bedding using artwork, such as a family crest, a digital design created by a graphic artist, a photograph of an architectural feature, a swatch of fabric or a child’s drawing. In consultation with Peter Reed’s design team almost anything can be referenced or recreated in embroidery.
All designs can be made in any bed size, sheeting fabric, thread count and almost any thread colour – selected from hundreds in the Peter Reed library – and made within three weeks. Monogrammed towels are also available to match. There are no minimums – no order is too small (or too large).
Perfect for any hope chest or first home, the bridal and wedding range is regally sumptuous in its texture and appearance. The collection incorporates traditional embroidery and cording, intricate piping and a stylish, detailed finish. The designs are romantic and graceful and applied to beautiful duvet and pillow sets. The Greek Key collection has a ‘gender neutral’ appeal. The pillows and duvet set features a bold, interlocking design that borders a crisp white surface and a dark, brooding underside. The set would be perfectly accessorised by the addition of dark grey quilting or a luxurious dark grey Greek Key- adorned cashmere throw.
Peter Reed, Butterworth Mill, Lomeshaye, Lancashire BB9 6RT. +44 (0)1282 616069