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As a leading manufacturer of high quality, 100% British-made upholstery, Long Eaton Sofas are proud to join and support the Buy British Furniture Event.

What is the Buy British Furniture Event?

For the first time ever, the UK furniture industry is joining together to hold a special 'Buy British Furniture Event' this autumn. The event is a British Furniture Confederation (BFC) scheme, which is being organised and promoted jointly by the British Furniture Manufacturers Association (BFM) and the National Bed Federation (NBF).

The COVID-19 Pandemic has had quite an impact on the economy, with the furniture sector no different from many others, virtually shutting down for three months between mid-March and mid-June.

While many companies have been enjoying brisk business in the past couple of months, there is much uncertainty as to whether it will be sustained into the autumn. In recent manufacturing industry surveys, feedback worryingly indicates that 40 to 50% of companies are considering redundancies across their workforces.

It is not all doom and gloom however. As we’ve seen over the past few weeks, many consumers have money in their pockets and are keen to spend it on home improvements.

The autumn campaign is designed to help maintain that early momentum and in particular to focus on supporting British manufacturing – tapping into consumers’ current natural desire to ‘buy local’ and support British jobs at risk.

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Save 10% on furniture made in British-woven fabrics

We are going one stage further and are also supporting our British weavers. From Saturday 19th September to Saturday 17th October, any orders placed for our custom-made furniture in British-woven fabrics will have a 10% discount applied to the total price (excluding extra items and delivery).

Fabrics included in the offer are luxury wools from Abraham Moon, 100% natural fibres from Ian Mankin and a small selection of British weaves and prints from Linwood.

Abraham Moon

Founded in 1837 and with their roots in apparel, Abraham Moon are producers of luxury British-made wool fabrics and are one of the last remaining vertical woollen mills in Great Britain. Based in Guiseley, Yorkshire, Moon have a strong reputation for consistent quality and innovative design.

Moon recently collaborated with the National Trust to produce the National Trust Collection. These fine wool furnishing fabrics have all been inspired by the places in the National Trust's care; stately designs in a rich colour palette.

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Ian Mankin

Ian Mankin are committed to producing fabrics and furnishings of the highest possible quality, from 100% natural and organic fibres in timeless and elegant designs.

As a brand conceived, created and produced in Britain, they are passionate about British produce and preserving traditional crafts and skills. Ian Mankin design and weave their fabrics in one of the last surviving British cotton mills in Burnley, Lancashire and is dedicated to protecting the unique industrial landscape of which it forms a part.

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Linwood

For 25 years, Linwood's Hampshire-based family business has put excellence at the heart of everything they do.

For them it’s personal, from the quality of their designs to their level of service. In that rather English way, they straddle the worlds of creativity and innovation to produce distinctive collections of fabrics.

British weaves and prints included in the promotion are Arcadia, Arlo, Bryher, Mirabelle, Ollaberry & Roxburgh and Westray.

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A look inside Abraham Moon's Yorkshire mill

Step inside one of the last remaining vertical woollen mills in Great Britain and see how Abraham Moon's British-made wool fabrics are produced.

Ian Mankin's Country Business

Learn more about Ian Mankin's 100% natural and organic British-woven fabrics and how they are made in one of the last remaining cotton mills in Burnley, Lancashire.