Curtains are still one of the most popular window treatments, whether they are just for show or fully functioning, they immediately soften and finish a room. Fabric & Co. provide a bespoke curtain making service where we use your measurements to make up your curtains in a fabric of your choice. All our curtains are finished to the highest possible standard. We offer pencil pleat gathered headings or hand finished double, triple and goblet pleats.
They can be simply lined with our 200gsm crease resistant lining or Ezedrape blackout (both in ivory) or go the extra mile and have them interlined. The interlining not only gives the fabric more weight and body, making them more luxurious but also helps with heat and sound insulation, as well as protecting the fabric. All curtains are finished with mitred and weighted corners.
Pencil pleat curtains have are a simple gathered heading, which have an informal look. This is an ideal heading for smaller windows perhaps in cottages or in bedrooms.
Hand finished headings are a more formal and decorative heading. This kind of pleat is more tailored and looks at its best hung beneath a pole, below the rings. By hanging the curtains below the rings the curtains will concertina into a neat 'stack back' which is perfect for windows which have limited space either side and also for optimising light in room.
Roller Blinds are both a practical and decorative options for a window treatment. In kitchens and bathrooms they offer a functional solution but under a pelmet or neatly fitted into a window recess they also have a clean, sharp and attractive finish.
Roman Blinds are a popular alternative to curtains, they can be neatly fitted inside or outside the window recess and are both practical and decorative.
Not a month goes by without Cabbages & Roses featuring in one of the beautiful monthly interior publications. They have succeeded in combining the classic elegance of florals from the English country garden with a modern colour palette and beautiful linen base clothes.
Fabric & Co have been stocking Cabbages & Roses fabrics since 2010 and they remain one of our favourites.
Looking at Cabbages & Roses, with 2 shops in Japan, 2 in London and a Grade II listed HQ and fabric showroom in Chelsea, with a staff of 8 people, you'd find it hard to believe the fabric company was started at a kitchen table at the dawn of the millennium by Creative Director Christina Strutt.
The first fabric to come to life was the iconic Bees fabric. This laid the foundations for many more fabrics but also complimentary products in homeware and clothing. Now they have an ever increasing fabric range, design 2 fashion collections every year and a range of popular homeware.
If you could take the essence of England and weave it into a fabric company you'd get Cabbages & Roses. Based in London they focus on producing a small collection of simple and beautiful fabrics, concentrating on floral, stripes and checked linen. Every Cabbages & Roses fabric never fails to evoke the feeling of the English countryside in any home, even a townhouse in the center of London.
As you can probably tell from their Bees fabric Cabbages & Roses like to inject a sense of humour into their products. They concentrate on providing quality and unique design whilst making sure all products are produced in an environmentally friendly manner and everyone in the production line gets a fair deal for their products or services.
Cababges & Roses founder Christina started out working in the confectionery department of Fortnum & Mason. She never intended to get into the fabric business, however working for Vogue Living and having friends constantly asking for her help with decorating led her into it.
Christina founded Cabbages & Roses with her friend Brigette Buchanan, with whom she had worked at Vogue. They both lived in the country and wanted to create the sort of fabric that they wanted in their own homes but could not find on the market. Brigette's daughter, Violet Buchanan, later joined the company and now works with Christina to design fabrics and other products.
They simply sell things that they love. Cabbages & Roses aim to provide unique and desirable clothes and fabrics that are not available elsewhere. They are careful with the way they produce products, ensuring that they treat everyone involved with respect and care. They try to make everything in England where possible and champion British made goods.