20 May 2024, 11:17
By Furniture News Jun 21, 2021

Book smart – Pike Textiles 

A true British success story, Pike Textiles has supported the UK upholstered furniture industry for 130 years, and, keeping up with digital demand, remains a key player in the interior design and fashion fabrics industries.

The sampling solutions specialist was founded in 1891 by the Pike brothers James and William, who formed James Pike Brother & Co in London. Four generations later, and the business continues to be a frontrunner in the pattern book industry, with siblings Hannah and Andrew Pike operating as joint owners. 

The company, now based in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, employs 120 staff and works with some of the world’s most prestigious design and retail brands. Using traditional processes and an innovative approach, Pike has the capacity to produce an impressive 5000 tailor-made pattern books every week to meet demand. 

To support soft furnishing and upholstered furniture retailers and manufacturers with their growing online demands, Pike invested heavily in rapidly growing its cuttings and fulfilment-sampling solutions during the pandemic. This included a new 400m mezzanine floor, which ensured that the accurate and fast fulfilment of online sample requests was met, helping brands to win the race to the door mat.

To spark imagination and help them make decorating decisions, consumers look for easy ways to order fabric cuttings online for the furnishings that inspire them. With its extensive knowledge and expertise, Pike says it is able to deliver the highest-quality product, regardless of specification or deadline, to fulfil evolving digital demand.

“We are very proud of the contribution Pike Textiles has made in supporting the British furniture industry for well over a century”, says Pike’s sales and marketing director, Caroline Adams. “The last year in particular has seen us further evolve how we support the industry, as demand for sampling moved almost exclusively online. 

“We are proud to continue to offer our highly crafted products of outstanding quality and durability, whilst at the same time advancing our service proposition to suit the changing environment in which we are all now operating.”

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