After the success of our recent Protected Species rain mac competition, we are pleased to bring you another fabulous chance to win something lovely.
We’ve written about The Secret Linen Store previously and many of you have their beautiful and well priced bedlinen. Co founder Molly was fascinated by the knowledgeable and ingenious design improvement comments our readers came up with on that last competition post and wondered if we could run something similar for The Secret Linen Store. As a prize, the best idea will win a duvet and two pillowcases of their own choice from The Secret Linen Store’s extensive range. Here’s Molly…
“Harriet and I have been making beds for 15 years. Harriet in Marketing and me, Molly, in product design, we always knew we wanted to do something super together.
We wanted the flexibility to be able to spend time with our children as well as pursuing an exciting career, and saw a gap in the market for an affordable, beautiful bedlinen brand. The Secret Linen Store was born. 3 years on and we have made over 10,000 beds, and we are having lots of fun (ups and downs too) along the way.
Bedlinen is such a wonderful product to be working with. Not only can we add colour, pattern, different qualities and textures to our beds, but we can all relate to this product. We all have a bed, we all have a favourite bedlinen, a memory of one from our childhood. Some of us like white and crisp, some like relaxed linen, others like bright and bold. We love making beds, helping people to sleep well and enjoy bedtime.
All of our bedlinen is designed and sourced by us, we use the best yarns, and the best factories in Europe. The factories that we work with are very carefully selected, but also treated like part of the business. We would be nothing without our wonderful factories and I believe that relationships and care make for a fantastic product and a service that makes our customers smile.
I have always been surprised by the way that factories are pushed and treated by big retailers, we will always see them as the most important part of our business, I am still amazed each and every time I visit at what can be achieved with some cotton and a little creativity.
We don’t have fancy stores and big overheads which means we can sell our bedding onto our customers at a lower price than you would expect to see on the high street. We want to take the myth out of buying bedding, and remove all of the hype and jargon around thread count to make it easier to decide what is right for you. (regular readers may remember this post on threadcount)
Over the last few years, we’ve been able to grow our business into a team of 5 lovely ladies. Harriet and I are very busy mums, so we all know how important bed time is, to us and our customers who live busy lives too. We encourage our customers to talk to us, send us pictures of their made up beds. Our brand is for everyone that has a bed.
As we grow, we love to get feedback from our customers. We’d love to know what you love about bedtime, and what is a must-have for you when you’re shopping for your bedlinen. Is it colour and pattern, is it white and calm? Is there anything that’s missing from bedlinen ranges for you? Leave us your thoughts below and we’ll pick one of the entries out of a hat to win their own set of SLS bedlinen”
So womenfolk, leave your comments below -funny, serious or downright mad, we don’t mind – on what improvements you’d like to see in bedlinen. We will let you have a week to think and write, then next Monday we will get Molly and Harriet to pick their favourites, pop em in an old school hat and pick out the winner. Nice start to the week eh?