Our Story - Twisted Loom
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Our Story

Founded in Manchester by upholsterer Charlotte Cochrane, Twisted Loom is the home of bespoke upholstery services and distinct furniture and homewares handcrafted in the UK.

Let’s talk about our own handcrafted furniture and homewares first….

In 2019 we decided we wanted to add to the joys of upholstering other peoples’ furniture by designing and handcrafting our own long-lasting pieces right here in Manchester. Why not harness local talent and beautiful British materials to make pieces of real quality and character, unlike anything else for sale? Ultimately, we wanted to create something ‘hyper-local’ made by human hands that care. After a year of prototyping and planning, bleeding fingers and thinking too much, our mission was beginning to take shape.

Central to our mission is the creation of ‘thoughtful furniture’ instead of ‘fast furniture’. We use beautiful wools from one of the UK’s oldest mills nestled in Yorkshire, our wood is locally sourced and FSC certified, and our legs and lamps are flawlessly hand-turned by Phil, (our Wood Man extraordinaire) right here in Manchester, England.

We hope that by creating more of a connection between the maker and consumer, we can instil a more sustainable and thoughtful consumption of furniture and homewares.

When it comes to other people’s furniture….

Through our upholstery services, our passion is to give your old furniture a new and happy life.

We enjoy looking for the potential in your beloved ‘or not so’ furniture and will work with you to develop your own ideas on how to bring it back to life. Together we can create something special and personal that is made to last and great to look at.

What our customers say…

“the bench arrived safely yesterday and we are absolutely delighted with it! The packaging was great and we are very pleased you are re-using existing stuff. We now have plenty to send our own parcels in! The bench fits nicely in the space we had lined up for it and the colours and material are perfect. We absolutely love it already. Thanks so much for the fantastic personal attention you gave us, your customer service is second to none”

As an interior designer, I commissioned a bespoke stool for a project. The result was a wonderfully executed bespoke handmade stool. Both myself and my client couldn’t be happier”

“The personal experience I received was excellent and a very different experience to dealing with a large company”.

“I cannot praise Charlotte’s work enough”

“Brilliant, friendly and professional service”

“It’s been a pleasure to work with Twisted Loom, great communication and excellent quality”

“exceptional quality”

“my stool has just arrived and I am beyond thrilled. I knew it would be lovely but it’s even better than I expected”