Handmade in Long Eaton

Our furniture is not just British made, it is designed and hand-made in our factory in Long Eaton, an East Midlands town which borders both Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire and which has been known for generations as the centre of upholstery manufacturing in England.

For almost a century, Long Eaton has built a worldwide reputation for producing some of finest upholstered furniture money can buy and is home to some of the best known upholstery brands. Long Eaton made upholstery can be found in the finest retail stores, furnishers, interior design studios and hotels in the UK. Long Eaton made furniture is regularly exported and will also be found in many British and foreign embassies and in some of the world’s finest hotels. It is estimated that upholstery sales from furniture made in Long Eaton is in excess of £500 million per year. In Long Eaton today, over 2,700 people are employed in the upholstery industry and it is estimated that turnover of these companies is in excess of £250 million.

In 2014, the Long Eaton Chamber of Trade started a programme of getting recognition for the upholstery manufacturing industry based in the town. In July 2015, the Chamber was successful in its aim of Long Eaton becoming officially recognised as a Centre of Excellence in Upholstery Manufacturing and its own registered Trade Mark and logo was created. Only companies manufacturing within the boundaries of Long Eaton are able to use the brand and furniture displaying the logo is a guarantee that it has been, or will be made in Long Eaton.

As a founder member of Long Eaton Furniture Makers and a proud supporter of the initiative, you will see the official Long Eaton logo (as seen above) on every piece of furniture we produce.

A Century of furniture making

In the 19th century, Long Eaton was a thriving industrial town, mostly producing a large proportion of the famous Nottingham lace, which was sold throughout the world.

By the middle of the 20th century, lace had seen a sharp fall in demand and many factories were forced to close. Fortunately, the rise of furniture and upholstery manufacturing was able to fill many of the vacant factories and replace lace as the towns main source of employment.

Upholstery manufacturing started in Long Eaton in the early 1900’s with the demand for railway carriage seats and furniture for ocean liners. A number of today's manufacturers can trace their roots back to these early days.

Quality and Craftsmanship

PF Collections have been producing quality bespoke British made upholstery in Long Eaton for almost 30 years. Our furniture is handmade by highly skilled craftsmen and women, using the finest materials available.

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Timber

The timber used in the manufacture of our frames is typically kiln-dried seasoned Beech, or Birch hardwoods from Europe. Sourced from renewable sources, we only use certified FSC and EUTR compliant timber supplied by UK merchants.

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Frames

Our frames are made by us in our own wood mill, which enables us to make our furniture to bespoke sizes if required.

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Springs

All of our seats are constructed with metal springs, we do not use elasticated webbing in our seats whatsoever.

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Fabrics

In addition to using customers own material (COM), we work with over 40 of the leading names in furnishing textiles.

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Cutting and Sewing

Our fabric cutters and sewing machinists are highly skilled and can turn any fabric, no matter how complicated the design, into a perfectly matched piece of furniture.

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Upholstery

Each piece of furniture is individually handmade by one of our skilled upholsterers, who makes the whole piece from start to finish and is individually responsible for its quality and finish.

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