A Brief History of Woods of Harrogate
Established in 1895, Woods of Harrogate has long been celebrated by those in the know as one of the finest and most comprehensive sources for fine linens in Europe. A thriving family business, Woods is one of those rare gems that has not only withstood the chain store onslaught on the High Street, but has grown from strength to strength alongside it. Now, Woods of Harrogate’s unrivalled collection of luxury bedding, kitchen, dining and bathroom textiles is available online at the click of a button.
Whether you are looking for the best quality dishcloth, the plumpest, softest, most comfortable pillow, a super-sized bath sheet in that perfect shade of blue, or even some bespoke linen for your yacht, Woods is where you will find it. Take a trip to their unique shop, located in the lovely spa town of Harrogate and you might also be tempted to invest in one of their traditional handmade beds, or to treat yourself to something you’ll treasure from the unique selection of sleepwear and gowns, luxurious bathroom and bedroom accessories, gorgeous home fragrances and original hand-picked gifts you’ll find there. No matter if you have £5 or £5,000 in your pocket to spend, you’ll be sure to leave with one of Woods’ distinctive carrier bags in hand.
Woods of Harrogate are careful to select only the very best products available and are proud to have been chosen by leading providers of luxury linens, Frette and Pratesi, as one of only a handful of UK retail stockists. For the ultimate sleep experience, consider teaming Woods exquisite 600 thread count cotton bed linen or cool, pure linen sheets with their exclusive handmade luxury 100% white goose down duvets and pillows and finish with a gorgeously soft, cashmere-lined faux fur throw.
Led by William Woods, grandson of the founder and Fellow of the British Institute of Interior Design and Sarah Woods, talented young designer and 5th generation family member, Woods offer an experienced interior design service and are able to undertake schemes from the simple and understated to the most complex and elaborate. Their in-house workshop is manned by a team of highly skilled craftspeople, producing hand-sewn curtains and furnishings, upholstery and restoration upholstery to an exceptional standard. Further services include gilding, woodcarving and decorative plasterwork. Woods also manage a highly personal wedding gift list service and can provide gift vouchers to any value both in-store and online – a welcome gift for anyone, not least a budding bride-to-be.