**NEW** Robes Fit For Royalty

Just As Prince George Wears

Our brand new personalised robes from luxury linen specialist The Fine Cotton Company are perfect for little princes and princesses, they’re identical to the one worn by Prince George when he met the then US President, Barack Obama.  See him modelling them in the press here.

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Produced from the softest, natural cotton waffle or cotton towelling, wannabe royals can customise our gorgeous hooded MiloLudoOscarPoppy and Lola robes with up to 12 characters.

Matching Towels Complete the Look

And mini monarchs can coordinate at every occasion with matching hooded towels that can be personalised too.

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Browse more personalised ideas here: Children’s Personalised Bathrobes / Personalised trim detail baby towel

Say it with Embroidery

Olivia Palermo’s Must-Have Travel Accessories
+ Our Favourite Personalised Products

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(image courtesy of Hearst magazines).

Personalisation adds a thoughtful touch to gifts and elevates home accessories with a bespoke finish.  Here, our founder Jane Robson has picked favourite, best-selling personalised items , plus you can find details about the customised bath robe and slippers recently modelled by fashion icon Olivia Palermo.

Get Olivia Palermo’s Cosmopolitan Look 

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She’s known for her impeccable taste and enviable talent for assembling the perfect outfit, but eagle-eyed readers may have spotted that Olivia Palermo was particularly well ‘dressed’ in this month’s Cosmopolitan magazine.  The style icon wore our Tivoli travel waffle bathrobe – monogrammed with her initials – an ideal accessory for the fashion-obsessed globetrotter.  The ‘Girl Boss’ was was also pictured alongside our Tivoli personalised slippers (again including the initials OP).

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We were delighted Olivia Palermo and Cosmopolitan Magazine chose our robe and slippers to feature in their recent photo shoot in New York.” Jane Robson

Browse the products here: Monogrammed Tivoli Travel Robe / slippers. 

Personalised Towels
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“Soft, fluffy towels are a thoughtful gift that loved ones will treasure. Personalise with anything from a name, anniversary date or wedding details, to a house guests initials that’ll make them feel right at home.”

Adults Personalised Bath Robes

Personalised bath robes make wonderful gifts at any time of the year for weddings, engagements, birthdays and anniversaries,” says Jane Robson.

We’ve a huge selection of bathrobes in a range of fabrics, all of which can be personalised with initials or wording in a choice of 12 thread colours – a gorgeous gift for him, for her or for both!”

Stuck for message inspiration? Here are some of Jane’s best-sellers:

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Slippers, Laundry Bags, Blankets and More…

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Other items such as slippers, baby blankets and these gorgeous laundry bags can all be personalised too.

Organic cotton Tivoli Monogrammed Wrap Over Slippers , Personalised Brighton blanket , Shoe and Laundry Bags .

Using the latest software and state-of-the-art equipment, we can embroider up to 12 characters with a choice of font styles and 12 thread colours onto its towels, bed linens, laundry bags, robes, slippers and other accessories.  And all personalised products can be gift boxed too.

 

Best Beach Towel Buys

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As the weather begins to heat up there’s just one thing we think of  –  HOLIDAYS.   If you’ve booked a break abroad, now is the time to start picking up those holiday buys that’ll get you excited and looking forward to your trip to the sun.

One such wise investment is a quality beach towel, especially if you want it to last beyond a single trip.  Our organic cotton beach towels not only look fantastic but the high quality yarns make them super absorbent and luxurious. We’ve picked out our favourite designs below.

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Blue Mosaic Beach Towel
Forget curling corners stand out from the crowd with this round mosaic blue beach towel. It’s even big enough to fit the whole family on for a picnic on the beach.

Beautiful Brights

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With these bright and bold beauties on offer, losing your beach towel will be a thing of the past. Left to right: Brights Ombre Beach Towel, Pink Floral Beach Towel and Bright Stripe Beach Towel.

Blue Ombre Beach Towel

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For the fashionistas this graduated ombre design in blue is hugely on trend.

Personalised Beach Towels

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And these personalised beach towels come with the added bonus that there’ll be no more arguing about whose towel is whose. Available in a choice of white, blue, aqua, fuschia, navy and pink.

Marching Through a Busy Month for Bed Lovers

National Bed Month

We’ve so much to talk about this month. Not only is March National Bed Month, with the month in its entirety devoted to the subject of sleep.  There’s also World Book Day, World Sleep Day, Mother’s Day and our clocks will spring forward for Daylight Saving.  It’s certainly a time to reflect on relaxation, sleep and creating a lovely bedroom sanctuary to enjoy.

We’ve picked out the key dates below and made some suggestions on how to make the most of them.

National Bed Month 1st – 31st March

31 whole days dedicated to discussing our favourite topic!  We love getting involved in the conversation about beds, bedding and how to sleep better, so head over to our Facebook and Twitter pages to join in.

This is also a great season to invest in bed linens that’ll freshen up homes with a new spring look.  Plus the weather is  unpredictable at this time of year too. Adding a throw to your bed will inject a punch of colour and give your more versatility in terms of keeping your body at the right temperature when it gets cool at night.

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Read more about National Bed Month and find some great ideas on sleeping well at the Sleep Council’s website.

World Book Day, Thursday 2nd March

Reading a bedtime story to your children creates so many special memories. It can develop speech and confidence and instil a love of books from a very early age. To celebrate this special day, we’ve picked out 10 of our favourite stories to read aloud:

  1. Peepo, Janet and Allan Ahlberg
  2. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury
  3. Lost and Found, Oliver Jeffers
  4. Paper Dolls, Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb
  5. Mister Magnolia, Quentin Blake
  6. Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy, Lynley Dodd
  7. Stick Man, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
  8. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle
  9. Meg and Mog, Helen Nicoll and Jan Pienkowski
  10. Dear Zoo, Rod Campbell

Friday 17th March World Sleep Day

A day when the entire world focuses on optimising its sleep and the benefits this can have on the body and mind. Find out more here.

Sunday 26th March – Mother’s Day

Why not treat your mum to a lovely lie in, followed by breakfast in bed this Mothering Sunday?  And if you’re stuck on ideas for a gift we’ve put together our favourite present ideas that we know she’ll treasure – here.

Sunday 26th March (1am) – Daylight Saving

A bitter sweet moment in the annual calendar that signifies summer is on its way (but steals an hour of our sleep!) See our sleep tips to help you adjust to the lighter nights and warmer weather below:

Sound Sleep Tips for Summertime:

  • Change to a lighter weight duvet with a lower tog rating. Browse our summer duvets here.
  • Use natural fabrics that will draw moisture away from the body and regulate temperature.
  • Introduce blackout blinds to trick the body into getting ready for sleep
  • Alpaca Wool is hypoallergenic and can curb the effects of common allergies that are prevalent in summertime
  • Wash bedding once a week to remove allergens and microbes that can increase in warmer temperatures

Get Ready for Love with Three Easy Bedrooms Updates

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It’s almost Valentine’s Day. Couple that fact with Fifty Shades Darker debuting in cinemas and it means there’s just one room for loved-up homeowners to focus their attentions on this week – THE BEDROOM.

Transform the master suite into a luxurious passion-inducing boudoir with these quick and easy bedroom updates.

Snuggle Down Under Sensuous Throws in this Season’s Hottest Shades

Ramp up the romance with soft, tactile throws in hot cerise and fuchsia hues that’ll leave you tickled pink.  Layer them up for a look that’s cosy, inviting and guaranteed to set pulses racing. Or create your own ‘red room’ with a vivacious, scarlet Angora blanket.

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Shop our Manhattan lambswool throwMonaco Lambswool and Angora or Rydal Lambswool throws now!

Indulge in Glamorous GREY Linens

If Fifty Shades Darker has left you yearning to be swept up in the millionaire lifestyle, then why not invest in some custom-made pure cotton linens?

Our bespoke bedding can be uniquely finished to your own style, plus it’s so soft and luxurious you’ll never want to leave the bedroom.   And, according to Jane Robson, Founder of the Fine Cotton Company, grey is ever-popular.

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Jane says, “When it comes to embroidered finishes on bedding, we’re finding that grey is still the colour of choice for lots of our customers, but just like the film, it’s time to go a shade darker for an on-trend look.  The Portland bedding pictured above is exquisitely finished with embroidered bands of deep charcoal, it’s our top pick for 2017. 

“Accessorise with coordinated robes, towels and pillows for a luxe edge.”

Prevent Steamy Windows with Thermal Roller Blinds

If you’ve been inspired by Christian and Anastasia’s on screen antics, then introducing temperature control blinds will help to cool the atmosphere as it heats up in the bedroom.

A solar protective coating applied to the window side of the blinds will keep the temperature on an even keel, even when it’s sizzling hot inside.  Blackout options will help to set the mood no matter the time of day. Plus blinds can also help to block sound – a handy tip to save on blushes when you next see the neighbours.

Three simple ways to create a ‘spa’ experience at home

Need to relax and unwind without the expense of a spa day?  Try our three simple steps to transform your bathroom into a haven of tranquillity.

1) Back to basics

Feng Shui experts have long championed the benefits that a minimalist home can have on the mind, so strip your bathroom back to a bare minimum for a serene refuge in which to escape the stresses and strains of daily life.  Décor should be neutral, clean, clear and natural. Get rid of fussy details and opt for a few well-placed ornaments, such as a water feature – often found in spas.

2) Attention to detail

Creating a luxurious spa feeling at home is all about attention to little details and it needn’t cost the earth.

With just a few carefully selected, authentic items you can turn your bathroom into a relaxing haven worthy of the most exclusive retreats.Little touches like a few well-placed spa products, fresh flowers, plants or aromatherapy fragrant candles and diffusers will all create the multi-sensory ambience associated with an expensive day spa. Take it one step further by filling some clear glass jugs with fruit and herb infused water.
3) Invest in comfort

Any spa experience begins with a robe, but a top tip for recreating an authentic experience is that the robe needs to be generously sized and superb quality so that it can be washed time and time again – like our ‘Palermo’ lined waffle robe, which is made from the most sumptuous natural and organic materials. The waffle exterior is lined with thick, fluffy towelling on the inside and a shawl collar and deep turn back cuffs create the snuggly and decadent feeling you only get in a health spa.

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Like with robes, when it comes to towels, bigger is better for an indulgent feel. Invest in a collection of thick and super absorbent white towels that will feel as good as new wash after wash.Image credits: www.healthlandspa.com, Houzz.com, Pinterest

Five Steps To Five Star Hotel Luxury At Home

Wouldn’t it be fabulous if your bedroom was like a hotel room? Our resident bedding expert, Jane Robson, offers five ‘home hacks’ to recreate five star hotel luxury in the home.

  1. Count on Cotton

“High thread count cotton is a must for achieving that ‘luxe’ feel at home,” says Jane.  “A good standard thread count is around 200 and anything higher than that will feel wonderfully soft and luxurious.  Percale weave sheeting is the finest available. The high thread count fabric is soft and silk-like to touch – delightfully reminiscent of those five star hotel stays. 

“Unlike certain products in the home, where cheap substitutions can go unnoticed, investing in high quality cotton bed linen will really make a difference to your home.  Quality cotton sheets will feel a lot smoother and softer than cheaper imitations; they will last for years and because the fabric is made from natural fibres it will keep cool in summer and warm in winter.”

Biarritz Bed Linen

Try our Biarritz 320TC Cotton Percale Bed Linen Collection for a sophisticated choice.

  1. Whiter than White … but throw in some texture and colour

There’s something about white bed linen that just denotes sound sleep, comfort and luxury.  If you want to inject some colour or interest then acessorise with cushions, throws and blankets in sumptuous high quality materials, or choose a bedding set that has a subtle coloured trim.”

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Our Genoa 320 TC Egyptian Cotton Percale Duvet Cover Collection will achieve this look in the home or accessorise with patterned wool and cashmere throws.

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  1. Pile on the Pillows

“Who cares if you only sleep with one pillow – to create a plush haven of comfort you need an abundance of pillows! I’d opt for a minimum of four standard pillows and two scatter cushions but in this case – more is more. It’s all about layering up to create a lavish feeling of extravagance.”

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Browse our gorgeous collection of pillows and pillow covers.

  1. Flat Sheets for Five Star

While fitted sheets have their benefits, flat sheets are a mainstay in hotel bed-making and ‘hospital corners’ are an absolute must. Flat sheets are also much easier to press meaning you can achieve that crisp, white look that hotels are renowned for.  For an extra layer of luxury try triple sheeting – where an extra sheet is laid on top of the blanket or duvet – it gives that hotel feel and also adds another layer of protection for your duvet.”

Browse our flat sheets here

  1. Clean and Crisp

“There’s no better feeling than getting into a freshly laundered bed.  Good quality materials won’t fade or wear with washing so they can be laundered weekly at high temperatures to keep them looking their best.

“All of our bedding is washable at 60 degrees – the temperature that kills dust mites.  It’s also a good idea to have spare set of bedding to rotate and ease the weekly washing process.”

 

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