ILP was started as part of a trial to see how we could best improve our online presence. However, it has grown into a platform for us to sell more modern products (rather than the classic options available on the Fergusonsirishlinen.com site).
With Irish Linen Properties, we aim to provide products that have thought behind them. Tea towels with a modern design made of linen as it is absorbent, quick drying and reduces bacterial growth – but wait, those features work well for a bathroom towel, too. Mix in some cotton so there is a different pattern of shrinkage in the weave that causes a 3d depth to form, and we’ve a unique towel that has proven to be popular (and for good reason!).
We are always happy to talk about our products – feedback is a big part of how we develop them further. Because we do not resell the products we have, and we do not buy them from a third party, we’ve a lot of flexibility on what we make. The fact that we weave all our fabric, means we are in control of quality and design right from the start. From there, we cut everything by hand, then stitch and finish them. (Some of our sewing machines are over 100 years old!)
Thomas Ferguson & Co, Ltd. has been in the weaving business since 1854, and we have established ourselves as one of the highest quality weavers of linen in the world. Our damask and double damask qualities of fabric are world-renowned. Our tea towels have been around so long they have worked their way into ubiquity (no joke, either!). Through the push for cheap and disposable, we’ve stayed focussed on quality and longevity. Now, we’re top of the game when it comes to sustainability.