RHS and Ulster Weavers announce kitchen textiles range
The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has announced the launch by Ulster Weavers, an award-winning home textiles company, of a new RHS range of kitchen textiles.
Called the Spring Floral collection, it offers a wide range of textiles and accessories, including a luxury cotton apron; printed tea towels; quilted oven gloves and mitts; a beautifully crafted tea cosy with accompanying mug; and a selection of durable and reusable shoppers and PVC bags as well as a packable roll-up bag. The RHS branding, highlighting the RHS tree and shield, is clearly visible on the tags and packaging.
The range, which launched in mid-February, is available at a wide range of garden centres and garden shops, department stores and gift shops. It is also available online via the Ulster Weavers website and independent gift websites. The collection is expected to appeal to a wide demographic that includes discerning consumers, garden lovers and the design-aware of all ages.
The new range, which uses imagery from the RHS Lindley Collections – the world’s finest collection of botanical art – incorporates nature-inspired designs featuring bold colour palettes complemented with classic prints and muted floral fabrics.
The design is inspired in particular by the walks enjoyed by the collection’s designer Mona Sweeney during lockdown. She says, “What really captured my attention was the beauty and vibrancy of the wildflowers I noticed while I was out walking. Here was a moment worth sharing and recreating, I thought – one that reflected the simple pleasures and slower pace of life we were adjusting to. The fields, the great blue sky above, the wonderful diversity of the fauna and flora; these formed the basis for the entire collection.”
Ulster Weavers is based in Northern Ireland. The company can trace its history back to the nineteenth century and prides itself on the production of high-quality linen and textile products — sold, not only in the UK and Ireland, but throughout the world.
This is the latest collection to come from a partnership between RHS and Ulster Weavers, which has produced many popular collections combining quality, durability, functionality and timeless designs for the modern home.