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Thursday 30 January, 2020

Walker Greenbank

Sanderson collaboration with the National Trust

RNS Number : 3521B
Walker Greenbank PLC
30 January 2020
 


30 January 2020

 

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WALKER GREENBANK PLC

("Walker Greenbank" or the "Company")

 

Sanderson collaboration with the National Trust

 

 

Walker Greenbank PLC (AIM: WGB), the luxury interior furnishings group, is pleased to announce that its Sanderson brand is collaborating with the National Trust to create a unique collection of fabrics that celebrate the countryside, coastline and nature conservation.

 

The collaboration brings together Sanderson, whose floral themes are inspired by nature and the English countryside, with Europe's largest conservation charity, which has cared for places of beauty, history and nature for 125 years.

 

The fabric collection, to be named Celebration of the National Trust, will be launched in early April this year. The collection, of more than 50 designs and colourways, will be previewed at London Design Week in March, in a pop-up at the Design Centre Chelsea Harbour.

 

The collection brings to life the values of the National Trust and its commitment to caring for our natural and cultural heritage. It has taken inspiration from the breadth of properties and landscapes within the Trust's care and drawn on original documents from the extensive Sanderson archive to create a range of beautifully drawn botanical fabrics.

 

The Company is pleased to be supporting the National Trust through sharing a percentage of the sales of the fabrics, thereby contributing to the charity's extremely valuable work.

 

Lisa Montague, Walker Greenbank's Chief Executive Officer, said:

"The Sanderson brand and the National Trust have a huge depth of shared heritage. We are delighted to be collaborating on this exciting new collection which will be launched in early April during an anniversary year in which the National Trust celebrates its 125th year and Sanderson its 160th.

 

"The inspiration for the collection, Celebration of the National Trust, is the countryside, coastline and heritage that the Trust has protected and preserved over many years. We are very pleased to be supporting the Trust's work through a share of the sale of each fabric."

 

Clare Brown, the National Trust's Head of Brand Licensing and Retailer Development, said:

"We are thrilled to be working with Sanderson. Working together was a natural fit for us - we both share a common love for the beauty of nature and the countryside around us. Seeing how they have interpreted the landscapes in our care into such versatile designs has been really inspiring. Importantly, this collaboration is not only inspired by the places we love, but it also helps contribute to their continued survival, through the income generated from sales."

 

 

For further information:

 

Walker Greenbank PLC

+44 (0) 1895 221068

Lisa Montague, Chief Executive Officer

Michael Williamson, Interim Chief Financial Officer

Caroline Geary, Company Secretary




Investec Bank plc (Nominated Adviser and Broker)

+44 (0) 20 7597 5970

David Anderson / Henry Reast / Alex Wright

 


Buchanan

+44 (0) 20 7466 5000

Mark Court / Toto Berger / Charlotte Slater


 

Notes for editors:

 

About Walker Greenbank

 

Walker Greenbank PLC is a luxury interior furnishings company that designs, manufactures and markets wallpapers, fabrics and paints. In addition, the Company derives significant licensing income from the use of its designs on a wide range of interior products such as bed linen, rugs and tableware.

 

Walker Greenbank's brands include Zoffany, Sanderson, Morris & Co, Harlequin, Scion and Clarke & Clarke.

 

The Company has a strong UK manufacturing base, comprising a wallpaper factory in Loughborough and a fabric printing factory in Lancaster. Both factories manufacture for the Company and for other wallpaper and fabric brands.  

 

Walker Greenbank employs more than 650 people and its products are sold in more than 85 countries worldwide. It has showrooms in London, New York, Chicago, Paris and Dubai.

 

Walker Greenbank trades on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol WGB.

 

For further information please visit: www.walkergreenbank.com   

 

 

About the National Trust

 

The National Trust is a conservation charity founded in 1895 by three people who saw the importance of our nation's heritage and open spaces, and wanted to preserve them for everyone to enjoy. 125 years later, these values are still at the heart of everything the charity does.

Entirely independent of Government, the National Trust looks after more than 250,000 hectares of countryside, 780 miles of coastline and hundreds of special places across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

More than 26 million visits a year, together with 5.8 million members and over 65,000 volunteers help to support the charity in its work to care for special places for everyone, for ever.

For more information and ideas for great seasonal days out go to: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

 


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