Trendsetting bedding supplier celebrates 48% annual growth


Trendsetter Home Furnishings, an international supplier of duvets, pillows and mattress toppers and parent company of The Fine Bedding Company Hotels Division, has announced annual growth of 48%.

It comes in the same month the business marks the 15th anniversary of its Baltic Fibres Oü manufacturing facility in Estonia.

The privately owned family run UK-based business, with headquarters in Trafford Park, Manchester, has reached turnover of £22.5m, a growth of £7.25m (48%) year on year, with a 160% profit increase (£1.4m).

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Trendsetter attributes itsimpressive growth to the success it has achieved in the hotel sector with a range of high performance bedding developed specifically to cater for the demands of a commercial environment.

Trendsetter boasts a 100 year heritage, manufacturing and distributing a broad range of premium own-label and branded duvets, pillows and related bedding products to a diverse range of global customers.

In 2000 Trendsetter established a manufacturing facility in Lääne-Virumaa, Estonia producing pillows, duvets and mattress enhancers. In 2010 investment in a high-speed automatic quilt sewing machine more than tripled production capabilities.

Claire Watkin, managing director of Trendsetter Home Furnishings, said: “With continued investment the factory has evolved and helped us achieve our vision as leaders in innovation, including the company’s Smartfil products.

“Smartfil is a range of fibres that include SmartfilAir for duvets and SmartfilClusters for pillows.

"Each tiny Smartfil fibre has been glazed with a super-fine silicone layer that is as tough as diamonds, yet still silky-soft to touch.

"This basically means the fibres slide over each other and make everything very free flowing and soft – but importantly very durable.

“We now employ more than 110 people, many from the local area, and produce around 30,000 quilts, 52,000 pillows and 1000 mattress enhancers a week.

“But we’re not stopping here. We live in a world where the only constant is change – innovating and evolving lies at the heart of what we do.

“Success has been engendered by Trendsetter’s relentless pursuit of product development and the capabilities of the Estonia facilities.

“We’re continuing to grow at a fast pace and have exciting plans for the future, we look forward to celebrating more successes in another 15 years’ time and once again looking back at how far we have come.”


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