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Springvale Leather Limited, the regions foremost leather suite factory run by Peter and Donna Foulds began life 24 years ago. Here is their story…


Story: Sarah Foulds


Trade Secrets I


Springvale Leather Holmebank Works, Foundry Street, Rawtenstall, Rossendale, Lancs, BB4 6HQ


t all started at Springvale Mill in Haslingden, however it is at their present site in Rawtenstall that


Springvale Leather has truly grown and developed into nothing short of a phenomenon in the furniture industry. They manufacture all of their furniture on site using only the highest quality materials and specialist upholstery techniques stemmed from the classic chesterfi eld


models originating from the 18th century. Although in this day and age modern minimalist is the sought after style chesterfi elds have and always will be Springvale Leathers forte. Springvale thrives from its excellent


reputation and they continue year in year out to improve the services they offer to maintain their high standards. They also offer a bespoke service which allows customers to design the perfect sofa themselves choosing the exact specifi cations details and materials from the largest range of leather offered in the UK as well as a wide choice of designer fabrics added to Springvale’s range last year. This unique family fi rm proudly


The inside story of traditional skills and forgotten arts around the British Isles


exports their furniture all over the World to locations in Ireland, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Korea, Jeddah and their own exclusive Springvale showroom in the Netherlands. This is very impressive at a time where approximately 80% of leather furniture is imported into Britain. Peter and Donna holds to the belief that there should still be a presence of manufacturing here in the UK. They also have a very impressive


portfolio of customers including the Royal House of Sands in Jeddah, a long list of bars, restaurants and hotels in the UK and Europe, ITV and they are the supplier of bespoke items of furniture to A List Stars. Also if you’re ever lucky enough to


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