Exciting new collaboration for two creative British families – Linwood Fabrics and üp!

Heritage, creativity, sustainability and the constant strive for excellence is at the heart of everything we do.

Phil and Sam, owners of üp, like to keep things moving, continually sourcing and developing innovative designs, materials and fabrics to keep us ahead of the market and keep challenging and exciting our production team. You will find within our collection a variety of furniture both contemporary and traditional but always designed to “Last a Lifetime”. We are also doing what we can to reduce our impact on the environment being based from the beautiful Cotswolds, our surroundings are very important to us. To reduce our negative impact on the environment our production waste is either recycled or sent to our local ‘Waste to Energy’ scheme. Ensuring we have a zero-landfill policy. That’s why Linwood Fabrics was the perfect choice for üp!

Phil from up

It has been a period of great change for most businesses during the past 18 months due to the world-wide Covid-19 pandemic. Whilst üp have been trading for over 40 years Phil and Sam have never seen times like these before. As both are creative souls, they used this period of reflection to produce many exciting new opportunities for their family run furniture business, based in the heart of the Cotswolds. They have recently constructed a beautiful showroom with a lovely spacious fabric library and a wonderful range of handmade sofas and chairs, using natural materials wherever possible. The perfect balance of both comfort and style, helping you to create a match that is just right for you and your home.

Linwood Fabrics is borne of traditions, stories, heritage and hopes. For 26 years their Hampshire-based family business has put excellence at the heart of everything they do. From the quality of their designs to the level of service. In that rather English way, they straddle the worlds of creativity and innovation to produce distinctive collections of fabrics and wallpapers. The Linwood Fabric in-house design team draws its inspiration from textile archives, museums, and the natural world to create contemporary and classic prints, weaves and wallpapers. Each collection is carefully crafted, and designs are still drawn and painted by hand.

Linwood Fabrics in the up fabric library

Specialising in supplying the UK furniture industry allows us to build our fabrics ground up, making sure that we can offer unique products that are both ruthlessly functional but also tough. Travelling and meeting all types of clients from interiors designers, re-upholsterers and furniture makers is critical if we are to imagine and then create the best weaves and velvets on the market. Collaboration is then critical – working with partners such as üp! To bring these textiles to market and ultimately the end user – and it turns out it can be very satisfying and also very enjoyable.” Warrick, Linwood Fabrics.

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“How could we fail to be inspired to make better more interesting furniture than with a collaboration with the wonderful Linwood fabrics. With our shared view on heritage, quality, and company ethos, for us working with Linwood is a perfect match.” Sam Timings, owner at üp.

Sam from up

To explore the beautiful collection of 10 richly coloured velvets from Linwood Fabrics, please click here. You can order samples online or come and our üp showroom and browse our stunning fabric library in our showroom Winchcombe.

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