I may not have appreciated this when I first met the Reed family in England, but now after 25 years of being a part of their dynasty, I know absolutely how fine sheets, warm blankets, soft towels, and smooth starched napkins make living, sleeping, entertaining and enjoying home life a pleasure.
My late father-in-law, Peter Reed, warned me before I married into the family.
“Karen” he said, “don’t ever get involved in the family business!” Though I believed he was sincere at the time, I later understood that what he meant was: “Don’t get involved unless you are passionate about linens, and want to spend your whole working, and home, life in textiles” – like he, his father, his grandfather and his great grandfather before him had done.
As a world traveller myself. I read many endorsements from owners about their goods and the provenance of history behind them with a little scepticism of how marketing departments make tenuous connections and recommendations about their products and services based on prior generations of success. But with REED FAMILY LINEN I now know this to be true, and to be the basis of our longevity and success as a company.
If you browse our company timeline elsewhere on this site, you will appreciate and understand how every generation of the Reed family has innovated and improved our products, and that many of these ideas have since been adopted and copied by competitor linen brands worldwide.
I hope that my daughter will look back and say that I have also played my part in developing and continuing the Reed tradition in fine textiles and home linens. And hopefully you, our customers and clients, whether new for the first time to REED or returning as a seasoned user of our linens, will feel the same way. Maintaining and nurturing the REED FAMILY LINEN brand and provenance has literally been my life’s work so far – and I am far from finished!
Please enjoy browsing our site, learning a little about fine workmanship in home textiles and hopefully purchasing an heirloom for your own family or friends. What better way to pass on a quality of home life which all will enjoy and appreciate?
Don’t hesitate to call us if you have any questions or queries – buying the right linens for your home has never been more complicated with so many qualities, designs, colours and sizes available in the modern market place.
Who knows – you may even get myself on the phone answering your call!
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