Liberty of London is one of the best-known department stores in the UK. They offer a diverse range of products, but one of their staple products and best sellers are their fabrics. It’s not surprising that the founder of Liberty London had his roots in fabric.
Arthur Liberty (1843 – 1917)
Arthur Liberty began his career as an apprentice for a draper. He then took on a job at Farmer & Roger’s Great Shawl and Cloak Emporium – a position that set him on course of his life’s work. After ten years of work there, learning about textiles & other arts, he decided to branch out and open his own business in 1875, named ‘East India House’ where he solely sold Oriental imports – namely rugs, decorative objects and…fabrics!
After a few years, East India House grew, and demand for their gorgeous fabrics became stronger. It was then that Liberty made the decision to import undyed fabrics and have them handprinted in England in the style of Oriental fabrics. At this point, Liberty started marketing their fabrics as ‘Made in England’ and their growth as a British brand began.
In the 1920s, Liberty began to produce miniature floral, paisley and abstract prints that became known as ‘Liberty Prints’ and the rest is history! Nowadays, many people call simple floral fabrics (especially made of cotton) “Liberty fabrics”.
Weight: About 160g/m
Features: Breathable, Soft, Skin-friendly, Light, Non-elastic
The Size of One Piece is 0.5mx1.4m
The Size of Two Pieces is 1mx1.4m
The Size of Three Pieces is 1.5mx1.4m
And So On
1. Fabric Shrinkage is 5%.
2. All Fabrics Are Cut By Hand. Item May Leave Raw Edge.
3. Please Allow 1-3cm Error Due to Manual Measurement. Please Make Sure You Do Not Mind Before You Buy.
4. Pictures: Due to The Difference Between Different Monitors, Picture May not Reflect Actual Color of The Item.