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The Pike Blog

Wallpaper Samples

Caroline Adams, Sales & Marketing Manager

Pike Textiles are delighted to offer cost-effective four colour printing on the back of your wallpaper samples. We can print a room shot image, inspiring the customer with how to use your designs, or a flat shot image, giving a clear vibrant impression of the full pattern repeat.

Cuttings and Fulfilment – Growth in online orders

Caroline Adams, Sales & Marketing Manager

Times are changing in retail. The diminishing High Street is a sad sight in many towns, but online sales are soaring. Soft furnishings and upholstered furniture are two verticals experiencing growth in web-based sales.

Cuttings growing fast

Caroline Adams, Sales & Marketing Manager

It has been a busy year for Pike Textiles, not just with fabric pattern books, fabric hangers and wallpaper books, but fabric samples, wallpaper swatches and the fulfilment of these products are growing fast.

Fenland Business Awards 2017

Caroline Adams, Sales & Marketing Manager

It is an exciting week at Pike Textiles’ HQ this week.  We are proud finalists in the Fenland Business Awards … and the judges are visiting us this week.

A modern way to display fabrics

Caroline Adams, Sales & Marketing Manager

Fabric hangers have long had their place in retail environments working alongside patterns books in stores.  Traditionally a hanger would contain a ‘main drop’ (large piece) of a fabric which would be complimented by a waterfall of other colourways.

125 Years of Pattern Book Production

Caroline Adams, Sales & Marketing Manager

On the 11th day of May 1891, history was made! The Cambridgeshire company that we now know as Pike Textiles has, this year, celebrated 125 years of fabric and wallpaper pattern book production.

I just want to be noticed

Caroline Adams, Sales & Marketing Manager

Some might say that the problem with a pattern book is that it is a book.  If you can only see a spine or a front cover, how can you ensure that your customers see your pattern book?

The future of sampling

Jon Allen, Managing Director

The future of sampling – you can use your tablet to swipe a virtual new sofa into a view of your own room, and change its upholstery fabric to see what you like best.