A British company passionate about designing, printing and producing superb quality kitchen textiles plus helping to keep a strong textile manufacturing base in the UK.
Established in 1975, Countryside Art Ltd is a medium-sized, family-owned, company jointly managed by brother and sister team Lawrence Chapman and Kathy Brookes.
Over the 45 years Countryside Art has been trading we have become the acknowledged experts in the field of quality and complex direct screen printing on to tea towels, bags, cushions, aprons and kitchen textiles. We work from a state-of-the-art modern purpose-built factory equipped with the latest technology in a small rural market town in the Lincolnshire Wolds.
Our company is unique in that everything is created in-house from design through print to final manufacture allowing our customers a degree of bespoke input not available elsewhere. Our very talented and experienced design team (including two of the best textile colour separators in the UK) offer a huge amount of input during the actual artwork stages of all our products. In addition, guidance from our very helpful Design Co-ordinator and Sales team allows the addition of lots of bespoke manufacturing features plus the ability to have products individually designed to your own specifications.
We were the leaders in our market in being the first to move to digital textile printing using pigment inks; installing the very first digital machine of its kind in the UK. We have also recently fully upgraded our digital print department with four new printing machines. This allows us to offer small to large runs of superb quality full-colour digital printing on to tea towels and all of our textile products.
Our cotton is woven and finished to our specific requirements allowing us to maintain superb levels of quality plus ensuring our supply chain is both ethical and sustainable.
We also only use water-based inks which are much better for the environment.
Our large sewing unit is also fully equipped with all the latest technology including digital laser cutting. Then to further enhance your products we offer a wide range of attractive personalised packaging options which are designed and printed in-house.
We offer low minimum orders plus all our products pass through a rigorous quality control system ensuring you will be 100% satisfied with the quality of the work you receive. Our work is very popular and we have a great many loyal repeat customers so our lead times are sometimes longer than other companies. But the feedback we constantly receive is that our products are worth waiting for and the quality second to none.
In order to offer a complete range of giftware options to our customers, we also produce a large range of mugs, melamine, paper products and garments (the mugs and melamine once designed are sent out for final manufacture to other UK companies working on our behalf). All these extra products can be designed to compliment and co-ordinate with our tea towels and textile giftware.
Our range of textile giftware includes tea towels, bags, aprons, kitchen textiles, oven gloves, cosmetic bags and cushion covers. All are designed, printed, manufactured and packaged in our Lincolnshire-based factory situated in the small rural market town of Spilsby on the edge of the wolds. We produce on behalf of leading organisations to small customers, providing quality employment in an area short of manufacturing jobs. To compliment our textile products we also offer melamine coasters and mats sourced through another leading UK supplier. Plus mugs from a Stoke On Trent-based pottery.
We always try to source from the UK wherever possible and mainly only use UK suppliers. This includes our inks, papers and cards, textile trimmings plus equipment and services. However the main commodity we buy is cloth. There is no weaving industry left in the UK for the fabrics we use. So we buy only through our two main long term UK textile suppliers who, in turn, use a very small number of mills in India and Pakistan, all accredited, visiting them on a regular basis. We have all our fabric finished here in the UK by one of the few remaining companies offering this service.