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Established in 1970 by Tricia Guild, Designers Guild designs and wholesales furnishing fabrics, wallcoverings, upholstery and bed and bath collections worldwide.
The company is headed and owned by brother and sister, Tricia Guild, Founder and Creative Director, and Simon Jeffreys, Group Chief Executive. The Designers Guild business philosophy is to combine creativity and innovation with the highest levels of quality: quality of design, product, service and people.
We are committed to reviewing our supply chain, from the initiation of product through to the disposal of our packaging material, in a way that enhances the environment for our suppliers, and our customers wherever possible.
Designers Guild people are tasked with dealing ethically with everyone they meet in an honest, open and collaborative fashion. Secondly products are sourced from around the world but only deal with suppliers who have a similar ethical ethos. Designers Guild visits every supplier and take a great deal of time inspecting their base of operations, their work force and their manufacturing processes. Designers Guild subscribe to SEDEX. Designers Guild favours larger mills that are able to support proper working conditions and to ensure there is no child labour or any other unacceptable exploitation.
The majority of Designers Guild products, particularly fabrics and papers are made from natural fibres and are recyclable. Designers Guild recently introduced a fully upcycled cotton yarn collection, one of the first in the industry, which utilises no hydrocarbons in the manufacture. From a safety perspective, our suppliers accord with COSHHregulations and we source ethical alternatives to an extensive list of banned chemicals. This commitment extends to effluent control directives and the full life cycle of resources.