Threads of life to grace your living space

Lifestyle and home textile company Charcoal & Grey is bringing its exclusive textiles from the world’s poorest rural areas to a wider market – with the introduction of fine quality new ranges, including hard to find super sized bedding, perfect for luxury homes.

Also new to the cotton collection for spring 2012 is breathable, skin-kind clothing perfect for warmer weather, including Lucknow embroidery dresses, loose shirts and floaty trousers in one comfortable size. Blissfully relaxed and stylish for global travel.

A new range of 80% cashmere, 20% silk scarves and new natural and indigo coloured bags, introduce a new handy travel accessories collection to complete your effortless ethical look.

For those who love to dine and entertain, new tablecloths (190 x 320cm) are perfect for seating 10 or 12 for dinner on a scrubbed farmhouse table or thrown over an antique trestle table in the orchard.

Founder and designer, Louise McManus is delighted with the new bigger size quilts, “We’re thrilled to have found skilled craftsmen to make the new super-king (250 x 255cm) and emperor (265 x 290cm) size quilts. They’re ideal for transforming the large rooms and apartments that many of our customers furnish, so have been requesting these opulent sizes.”

All Charcoal & Grey products are hand-made by families of rural craftsmen, sourced by Louise on her travels. Threads and fibres are very important to Louise, who selects only 100% pure cotton, silk, and woollen ranges, vintage materials and traditional techniques of hand blocking, French knotting and hand stitching. Their unique appeal means Charcoal & Grey textiles appear in the homes of royalty and the most discerning celebrities, yet are still a wonderfully well kept secret.

Now you can see and feel Louise’s fabulous new textures for yourself at The Spirit of Summer Fair 16-19 May 2012 at Olympia, London or order online at

For further photographic samples, interview requests or hi-res images please contact:

Lauren Jones
Head of Press
Charcoal & Grey Mob: 0044 (0) 7958488526 Tel: 0044 (0) 2089618943

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