Resisting The Throwaway Trend

Woods recently extended a very warm welcome to Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal. It was a tremendous honour for the Woods family and the whole team to meet Princess Royal and share our longstanding history and deep knowledge of linens.

No one has gone quite as far as Woods at preserving the qualities of a bygone era.

During the 1980's many wonderful producers were lost during the shift to the incoming 'throwaway society'. Hoards of generational skills were sadly lost. Since then Woods have continued wherever possible to produce 'linens that last', just like they used to be, by drawing upon our extensive archives and know-how. Our production now extends well beyond traditional kitchen and dining linens to bathroom linens and exquisite bed linens available in endless colour combinations.

William Woods, who is now widely regarded as the 'doyen' of the linen business, took immense pride in sharing the success stories here at Woods and was impressed by the Princess Royal's own clear understanding of linen production and the demise of the textile industry in Britain, to which HRH demonstrated great sympathy and supported our industry push-back.

During the visit the Princess Royal spent quality time with each member of the team understanding their role within our multi-faceted business, which includes a thriving and award-winning Interior Design Practice, led by William's daughter, Sarah Woods. 

At the end of a very pleasant day indeed, it was only fitting that the Princess Royal - in what we think was a first - unveiled a modest plaque draped in Woods Famous Linen Dishcloth!