World Animal Day - Special Discount
World Animal Day was started in 1931 at a convention of ecologists in Florence as a way of highlighting the plight of endangered species. October 4 was chosen as World Animal Day as it is the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.
Since then, World Animal Day has become a day for remembering and paying tribute to all animals and the people who love and respect them. It's celebrated in different ways in every country, with no regard to nationality, religion, faith or political ideology.
Since the official World Animal Day website was launched by Naturewatch UK on 4 October 2003, the number of events taking place throughout the world has increased year upon year, and with your help we can ensure this trend continues.
And that is the aim of the World Animal Day initiative: to encourage everybody to use this special day to commemorate their love and respect for animals by doing something special to highlight their importance in the world.  Increased awareness will lead the way to improved standards of animal welfare throughout the world.
All orders placed for linen damask tablecloths, napkins and runners in Ref. 875 from now until  9am, 16th October, 2013 (our time) will get a very special 25% discount off the price of all  linen in this range.
This applies only to retail orders placed in the Thomas Ferguson online shop .
To get the discount all you have to do is put the phrase Autumn Discount in the voucher code box at the shopping basket stage of your transaction.
Please don't delay as you may forget and miss this infrequent offer. It is for a short period only.
This offer only applies to sales from our online retail shop, and strictly ends at 9am, 16th October, 2013 (our time)
Competition Winner for Period Ending September 2013
The winner of the competition ending 30th September, 2013 is:
Dorking, Surrey, England
Custom Made Tablecloths
Remember you can order custom sized tablecloths online at 20% discount.
SPECIAL 20% OFF OFFER ON EASIDRI TEA TOWELS
SPECIAL 20% OFF OFFER  (Price reduced)
"Easidri" centre striped towels, are a traditional branded tea towel which have been supplied by Thomas Ferguson to the professional kitchen for many years, and before Thomas Ferguson took over the brand some 40 years ago had been previously supplied, for many years, by a now long gone linen mill.
"Easidri" towels are a linen/cotton lower cost alternative to the quality 100% Irish linen tea towels. This is an opportunity to purchase an "everyday" towel, normally used by the professionals. Very useful for those more demanding jobs in the kitchen, as well as drying the dishes.
You will find these industrial quality towels are good value for money outlasting your normal, cheap, lightweight, domestic tea towel.
Supplied in x1's with minimal packaging
Available in red or blue in the tea towel area of the online shop.
Thomas Ferguson Main Summer Closedown
Thomas Ferguson will be closed for two weeks for our main summer break from:
Last day at work: Friday, 9th August, 2013
First day back:     Monday, 26th August, 2013
We will continue to take orders during this period and will dispatch as soon as possible after our return.
Enquiries also will be dealt with as soon as possible after our return.
May we please refer you to our delivery policy, which outside holiday periods, we almost always will better.
Very Special Holiday Discount
QUICK HOLIDAY DISCOUNT
Thomas Ferguson is closed until 15th July, 2013 for a local holiday.
During this period a 25% discount offer will run on any purchases of double damask table linen (Ref. 975) from the online retail shop.
This offer will close at 8am (our time), 15th July, 2013.
To take advantage of this offer all you have to do is enter HOLIDAYOFFER13 in the promotional offer box at the shopping basket stage of purchasing.
Please take advantage of this very special holiday offer now not to be disappointed.
Thomas Ferguson July Closedown
Thomas Ferguson will be closed for the July holidays from:
Last working day: 5th July, 2013
Returning: 15th July, 2013
Any orders placed on the online shop or inquiries will be dealt with as soon as possible after our return.
Ian Meehan Retires After 37 Years
Ian Meehan retires from Thomas Ferguson Irish Linen after 37 years with the company.
Ian worked in various production roles during his time with the company, and everyone wishes him a long and happy retirement.
Pictured with Ian (on the right) are two of the Thomas Ferguson management team.
Commission Weaving, Warping and Bespoke Services
Thomas Ferguson is sometimes best known as the wholesaler and retailer of a range of luxury Irish linen household products. However, first and foremost Thomas Ferguson is a Jacquard weaver.
Thomas Ferguson Irish Linen specialises in commission weaving, warping and bespoke services to the customer's specification. This can mean in-woven cresting, an embroidered logo, company logo, company name woven into a tea towel, a coat of arms on a guest towel, your own design, various finishes, dyeing to shade or a special size.
Fergusons can weave both plain or Jacquard fabrics, in mainly linen, cotton, poly/linen, poly/cotton, but also wool and other fibres. We specialise mainly in bespoke household, apparel fabrics, or fabrics for printing. We can weave up to three metres wide.
If you require warp beams made and wish to inquire about the use of our commission warping service please email our production manager .
We have established a growing reputation as an innovative designer and work with retailers to develop their own brand collections.
Thomas Ferguson May Day Holiday
Thomas Ferguson will be closed for May Day holiday on the 6th May, 2013.
Any inquiries received will be dealt with promptly on our return.
Happy the age, and harmlesse were the dayes,
(For then true love and amity was found),
When every village did a Maypole raise.
And Whitson-aTes and May-games did abound :
And all the lusty yonkers, in a rout,
With merry lasses daunc'd the rod about,
Then Friendship to their banquets bid the guests,
And poore men far'd the better for their feasts. "
Thomas Ferguson features in Ade in Britain
Ade in Britain
Thomas Ferguson is featured in the TV programme Ade in Britain.
It was televised Friday, 12th April.
Adrian Edmondson is in County Down in Northern Ireland to harvest potatoes. He learns the secret behind Britain's oldest fabric, and heads out on a boat in search of seaweed.
To see the programme please click here: http://www.u.tv/utvplayer/video/151097
Thomas Ferguson Easter Closedown & Easter Discount Offer
Thomas Ferguson Irish Linen will be closed for Easter from 29th March, 2013 returning to work 8th April, 2013.
Any enquiries sent in during this period will be dealt with as soon as possible after or return. We will also continue to take orders in the online retail shop, and these will be dealt with as soon as possible after our return.
As a celebration of Easter any orders placed in our online retail shop, before 8:00hrs, 8th April, 2013 (our time) will receive a 20% discount off the price of the product. All you have to do to get the discount is enter the word Easter13 in the voucher code box at the shopping basket stage.
We wish all our customers a Happy Easter.
Thomas Ferguson on Facebook
All those interested in Irish linen we would like to remind you to become our friend on Facebook.
There is lots of information and much more customer and friend interaction, as well as special offers only promoted on Facebook.
The Gathering 2013 - Ireland
What is The Gathering Ireland?
The Gathering Ireland is not one single event. It's an exciting year-long celebration of Ireland, its people and all that is great about its connections, both at home and abroad. The Gathering Ireland invites anyone who has a link to Ireland or just a love of the country, to come to Ireland for a series of events throughout 2013.
For more click here.
Bespoke Linens - What Fergusons Really Do
Thomas Ferguson Irish Linen has been weaving linen for 150 years. Generations of expertise and know-how, combined with state-of-the-art design and sampling departments, gives us a great deal of flexibility to meet the custom needs of our customers. Please do not hesitate to ask us for exactly what you want. We will try our best the matter how small the order. Whether it is weaving, stitching or embroidery.
Remember the stock lines shown in the Thomas Ferguson online shop is not really what we specialise in. Weaving and making-up special pieces for our customers is our real speciality.
Thomas Ferguson - Weavers
Thomas Ferguson are first and foremost Jacquard weavers. They sell linen, in many different widths,weaves and designs, by the metre.
As well as Jacquard fabrics in finished widths 183cm, 234cm and 296cm. Fergusons also weave plain linens for up to 3m+ wide, as well as 150cm wide fabrics for printing.
Fergusons also weaves traditional lettered tea towels with centre stripe and can weave your own name in subject to reasonable minimums.
If you have any weaving enquiries please contact sales. Click here.
New Products - Thomas Ferguson new coloured stripes for tea towels
Thomas Ferguson has added green and black stripes to the popular 100% linen tea towel range (Ref. 020).
These new stock items can be purchased  retail and wholesale online.
Winner of the Thomas Ferguson Competition for the period ending December, 2012
The winner of the competition for period ending December, 2012 is:
Sue Norminton, Plymouth, Devon.
Please enter our new competition.
Thomas Fergusons Christmas Holiday Closure Period
Thomas Ferguson Irish Linen will be closed for Christmas & New year from the 22st December, 2012 to 1st January, 2013.
Work will stop on the 21st December, and return to work will be on the 2nd January.
As we are a craft industry, and many of our linens are made up after the order is placed, it is unlikely any orders dispatched by us after the 19th December 2012 (to any location) will be received in time for Christmas.
Everyone at Thomas Ferguson wishes all our customers, and all those interested in Irish linen a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Latest Order Date For Christmas Deliveries
We have taken advice from the delivery companies as to the estimated latest dates we can ship linens to customers, for them to arrive before Christmas.
Below are the latest dates you can place orders if you hope to receive the order for Christmas:
United Kingdom    19th December, 2012
Europe                     18th December, 2012
N. America               14th December, 2012
Other                        12th December, 2012
Fergusons do not recommend leaving your orders to the last minute, and cannot give delivery guarantees. These are the best estimates from the delivery companies we use, and are for stock items only. If we are out of stock of any item we'll ask you if you want a refund or want to wait for more production.
We apologise in advance if anyone is let down, but we will do our best. Unfortunately once we pass it to the delivery companies it is out of our hands. We do use companies that have a good track record.
We wish all our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and we hope you get a lot of satisfaction and pleasure from using a genuine piece of Irish linen.