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Lucy Wagtail Interiors and Highland Blindcraft Beds join forces in Eco-Friendly Design Collaboration

Fabric designer, Lucy Wagtail Interiors, has recently launched their design collaboration with long established charity, Highland Blindcraft Beds. This collaboration aims to offer an alternative to traditional foam-based sleep products by using all natural materials in mattresses and headboards. This move advances both Lucy Wagtail Interiors’ and Highland Blindcraft Beds’ commitment to increasing their range of eco-friendly homeware products thereby meeting an increasing demand for more sustainable options in interiors and furniture.

Inverness, Scotland, 25 June, 2024 – Inverness based business Lucy Wagtail Interiors has announced their collaboration with local charity, Highland Blindcraft Beds to develop a range of eco-friendly homeware products to consumers throughout the UK. This is a step forward in taking Lucy Wagtail Interiors’ new fabric ranges to market while staying true to their commitment to eco-friendly practices.

The collaboration has seen the development of a range of wool padded headboards and bed bases made using natural products and both covered in a choice of Lucy Wagtail Interiors uniquely designed fabrics. To complete the perfect, eco-friendly bed, Highland Blindcraft offer their brand new “Eco-Mattress” made omitting foam in the manufacturing and using bamboo as a sustainable alternative. All Lucy Wagtail fabrics are printed to order to avoid textile waste and use eco-friendly inks on base fabrics of natural fibres. A wide range of fabric prints are available for customers to choose from to cover the headboards and beds.

“Reducing fabric waste and encouraging the use of natural fibres speaks to our passion for offering a more sustainable, slow living approach to interiors,” said Irene Massey, Owner of Lucy Wagtail Interiors, “Highland Blindcraft Beds are and always have been made to last, being carefully handcrafted from the start. Our collaboration has created a stylish and truly eco-friendly product choice for the UK consumer using all natural materials and with a natural fabric covering to suit our customers’ décor. This collaboration represents a breakthrough in sustainable furniture design and we are delighted that Highland Blindcraft Beds have agreed to work with us in bringing this exciting new product to the UK market.”

Deidre Aitken, CEO of Highland Blindcraft says,“Highland Blindcraft are delighted to be collaborating with Lucy Wagtail Interiors to promote our range of sustainable and environmentally friendly products.  We pride ourselves in the high quality products that we make here in the Scottish Highlands.  Bespoke items are made to meet customers’ individual requirements. The display of Lucy Wagtail products, Headboard and base are a beautiful addition to our showroom and we would encourage anyone to come to Ardconnel Street, Inverness to see them and find out about the services offered by them.
Our staff of supported employees provide a high standard product and enjoy working in an environment that they describe as “being like family”.   Our Eco-Mattress is the newest in our range but we are hoping to produce more environmentally friendly products in the future, so keep an eye on our website.”

About Lucy Wagtail Interiors

Established in 2014, Lucy Wagtail Interiors creates unique fabrics all designed in-house by Ashleigh Gibson. All designs are printed in the UK using eco-friendly inks on to a range of base fabrics with a composition of natural cotton and linen fibres.

Offering fresh, new fabric designs on a regular basis through their website, Lucy Wagtail also offer styling advice and ideas on how to incorporate their fabrics into interior design schemes. Lucy Wagtail Interiors as worked on a number of commercial and domestic design projects.

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About Highland BlindCraft Beds

Highland Blindcraft was established over 150 years ago as a school for the Blind, it then progressed to providing employment for blind people in Highland. The factory is still in the original premises at 39 Ardconnel Street, Inverness.  Today Highland Blindcraft is a registered charity provided supported employment to people with not only sight loss but other disabilities.  In full production Highland Blindcraft have 20 highly skilled visually impaired and disabled people in supported employment with an additional 4 unsupported employees.  Designing, manufacturing and selling mattresses, divans, headboards and other products including occasional furniture, chairs, pillows and mattress protectors are also available.   Highland Blindcraft is an ethically run business, employing and supporting people in their local community.

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Press contact / Enquiries

Irene Massey, Owner, Lucy Wagtail Interiors – [email protected]

Rachel Oag, Marketing Co-ordinator, Highland Blindcraft Beds – [email protected]