Thomas Ferguson summer Closure
Thomas Ferguson will have a complete summer closedown from:
11th-15th July, 2011
The online retail shop and wholesale warehouse will still be open for orders, and orders placed there will book stock ahead of anyone waiting and placing after our return.
Thomas Ferguson launches new online wholesale warehouse
Thomas Ferguson this week has lauched a new online wholesale area on our website.
After registering trade customers, who wish to sell Irish linen in the retail market, are very welcome to sign up to buy Thomas Ferguson Irish linen at wholesale prices.
The Thomas Ferguson Wholesale site is designed mainly for retailers with high street, mail order or internet businesses. The products available are mainly stock retail items. Customers from the hospitality or interior design industry, or those who require bespoke items, should contact us direct so that you can discuss your custom requirements with a member of our team.
We do not generally offer wholesale prices to businesses in unrelated trades who wish to buy small quantities for gifts, or for their own use. Simply being in business does not qualify a customer for wholesale prices. If in doubt please discuss with our sales staff. Thomas Ferguson will offer discounts to business customers, from unrelated businesses, who wish to purchase significant or bulk quantities of linens for one–off promotions or gifts.
Currently there is no minimum order for wholesale customers ordering online, however we do require new customers first or opening order to be in excess of £300 (US $500). The no minimum then applies to all repeat orders - please remember however, shipping costs are disproportionately expensive for smaller sized orders. Shipping costs reduce significantly as a proportion of the total cost as the order size increases.
'The Corbet Lough Column'
A piece of sculpture was recently erected at Corbett Lough near Banbridge.Commissioned by Mourne Heritage Trust, the sculpture, by Jason Mulligan ARBS, was inspired in part by the contribution of the linen industry to the local Banbridge economy.Thomas Ferguson helped in our own small way with some of the background, relating to linen.For a larger image click here.
Queens University Belfast uses Fergusons linen for gifts
"Queen's University Belfast and Thomas Ferguson Irish Linen have teamed up to offer a gift of distinction. Queen's like Thomas Ferguson Irish Linen is steeped in history. Using advanced design technology we have created a range of gifts incorporating the very distinctive Queen's building woven into our Irish Linen Damask "
Thomas Fergusons Irish Linen for Royal Wedding gift
The wedding gift, to mark the occasion of the marriage of HRH Prince William to Catherine Middleton, on behalf of the people of Northern Ireland, was specially commissioned monogrammed Irish linen bed linen from Thomas Fergusons Irish Linen in Banbridge.
For image click here.
Thomas Ferguson Irish Linen launches a new website
Thomas Ferguson have launched a new website with many more, easier to find, linens from their unique collection in the secure online retail shop.
They have also launched a new online wholesale website where online and retail shops can buy and trade in their linens.
As well as these please explore the new site for the new features, and comprehensive information on Irish linen.
Work is still in progress adding all the linens, and a few other areas may still need some work, but hopefully these issues will all be dealt with soon. Please email us if you think something does not look right. Unfortunately it takes time and work to get a new website up and running 100%. Apologies for any inconvenience.
Thomas Ferguson Irish Linen puts their brochure online
Thomas Ferguson Irish Linen has recently put their new 2011 company brochure online.
Easter & May Day Closedowns 2011
Easter week and May day run into each other this year.
Thomas Ferguson Irish Linen will close for Easter on the 22nd April, 2011. We will then return after the May day closedown on the 3rd May, 2011.
Last day at work before closedown: 22nd April, 2011
First day back after closedown: 3rd May, 2011
May all our customer have a very happy Easter.
Winner of the Thomas Ferguson's competition for the period ending March, 2011
The winner of the Thomas Ferguson's competition for the period ending March, 2011 is:
A. Butler from London, UK
Team from Thomas Ferguson's participates in the BBC2 Eggheads quiz progamme
A team representing Thomas Ferguson and it's parent company Franklins International Ltd. participated in the prime time BBC 2 TV quiz programme Eggheads.
This is a general knowledge quiz in which teams from all over the UK battle to beat the formidable Eggheads. Possibly the best quiz team in the UK.
People from all areas of the business from the production manager, purchasing, sales and management trainee represented the company. Although they did not win we congratulate them on a very respectable effort.
To see the show click here.
Winner of the Thomas Ferguson online competition for the period
The winner of the online Thomas Ferguson competition for the period ending January 10th, 2011 is:
John Henderson from Bath, Somerset, England
Snow Interferes with Thomas Ferguson's Weaving
A heavy unseasonal snowfall on the 6th December, 2010 caused a break in production at Thomas Ferguson's as everyone had to be sent home early.
Snow has been very early this year and has been on the ground for over a week, but yesterdays fall was exceptional for this time of year.
The factory is back working again, with only a few absentees on the 7th December.
Thomas Ferguson Exhibits at Dublin Showcase
Thomas Ferguson Irish Linen will be exhibiting at Dublin Showcase from January 23-26, 2011.
This is Irelands premier craft and giftware event, and should not be missed.
See Thomas Ferguson on stand D102.
Visitors can pre-register by clicking here
We will be very pleased to welcome all our customers who wish to visit us.
The winner of the Thomas Ferguson competition for the period
The winner of the Thomas Ferguson competition for the period ending September, 2010 is:
Wendy Shippam from Bristol, England
Example of one of Thomas Ferguson's special commissions
Image of a special commission tablecloth woven by Thomas Ferguson for the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford.
If you have any antique tablecloths you need replaced or reproduced for a museum or your home please contact us.
© Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
August Summer Closedown
Thomas Ferguson Irish Linen will be closed from the 7th-22nd August. Returning to work 23rd August, 2010.
The Irish Linen shop and factory tours will also be stopped during this period.
Sorry for any inconvenience.
Thomas Ferguson Summer Closedowns
Thomas Ferguson Irish linen will be closed for summer break the following dates:
- 10th-18th July. Returning to work 19th July, 2010
- 7th-22nd August. Returning to work 23rd August, 2010*
- 11th-19th Sept. Returning to work 20th Sept., 2010
(*There will be a skeleton staff working the second week of the August closedown to deal with inquiries and orders from the online retail shop)
The winner of the Thomas Ferguson competition for the period ending June, 2010
The winner of the online Thomas Ferguson competition for the period ending June, 2010 is:
Gillian Mitchell from Peterhead in Scotland
John Dawson retires after almost 25 years
John Dawson retired today after almost 25 years with the company.
John was involved in a number of senior management roles over the years, and was Technical/Quality Manager at the time of his retirement.
We wish John a long and happy retirement.
Thomas Ferguson Easter Closedown 2010
Thomas Ferguson will be closed for Easter from Friday, 2nd April. Opening again on Monday, 12th April.
Any orders or enquiries placed on our online shop, or by email or fax. will be dealt with as soon as possible after our return.
Have a happy Easter.