It is now three years since we started up our wipe clean tablecloth business - Franclaire Fabrics. What started out as a possible idea has developed into the successful and busy company we have today. Finding such a good product to bring to the market was a bonus as it transpires that our top quality cotton and linen acrylic coated tablecloths are very difficult to source in Britain, where the majority of wipe clean tablecloths are oilcloth, pvc, vinyl or plastic but these are in plentiful supply. Our customers love the fact that our cotton and linen acrylic coated wipeable tablecloth fabrics look, feel and drape just like a normal tablecloth but have all the qualities of a wipeclean tablecloth. This makes them particularly good for families and everyday use but they come into their own when entertaining more formally or dining al fresco. We call them wipeclean for grown ups! Just wipe over any spills with a damp cloth and they are as good as new. They come in a variety of designs to include floral, plain, patterned, checked or polka dots at prices to suit all pockets. We can cut a tablecloth to suit your own requirements, even ovals. We also do a range of accessories to include tablecloth clips, aprons etc. Whats more, if you do wish to freshen up your acrylic coated tablecloth it is possible to wash them. They come with full care instructions so you can keep your tablecloth in tip top condition.
One of our best selling products is a ring with a hole in it! These are the brilliant nylon parasol hole rings that fit into the centre of your outside tablecloth to accommodate a parasol for your table. They are very easy to fit, come with full fitting instructions or we can fit them for you. We are always at the end of the phone to help with any queries and always happy to chat through your requirements with you.
It has been a very interesting learning curve for us so far and each week brings new challenges to sort out and deal with. We keep expanding our choice of fabrics and are always trying to source extra wide fabrics for our lovely customers. Many times we have heard "you are the only company to sell extra wide wipe clean tablecloths big enough for our large table". We have a lovely customer base, many of whom are returning to us time and again. With the help of the internet we send our tablecloths all over the world and sell to many hotels, restaurants,cafes and care homes as well as family homes. Our tablecloths have graced the tables at Glastonbury and those of the iconic Chelsea Pensioners to name but a few. One even found its way to a certain famous House in Gloucestershire!
So it's onwards and upwards for Franclaire Fabrics and heres to the future. But we just want to say a great big thank you to all our lovely customers, families and friends. We couldn't do it without you.