We're absolutely delighted to announce that we celebrate 70 years of business in the textile trade this year.
We've come a long way since we first started out as a small shop in Nottingham's Lace Market area selling Christmas stockings, veils and table cloths!
During our 70 years in business we have built one of the most comprehensive fabric collections available anywhere today. Using all of our expertise, knowledge and fashion trend skills we've created a 500+ strong range that covers lace, key fabrics, tulle, lining, novelty fabrics, embroideries and many more fabrics - too many to list!
The changing face of Litmans
We regularly exhibit at trade shows all around the world in cities such as London, Paris, Munich, New York, Medellin, Sao Paulo and Milan to name a few. We're also represented by expert textile agencies in over 20 countries, so wherever you are you're sure to be able to see the range and if you can't visit a show or an agent, our website serves as a virtual showroom 24/7.
In recent years, we were nominated and subsequently shortlisted for the UKFT UK Fashion & textile award, which was a great honour. The nominees together boasted over 500 years of experience in the trade.
We're also proud members of the Derby & Nottingham Chamber of Commerce and regularly attend their workshops and events so that we stay up to date with the latest legislations, changes and new systems.
Most recently, we've been working on bringing Nottingham lace back to the industry. Genuine Nottingham lace is few and far between these days due to the industry moving overseas and all of the machines and companies disappearing from the region. However, we're still here, still going strong and we'll soon be bringing you laces that have been designed and produced in Nottingham, UK. To view our first Nottingham designed lace, click here.
As many of you are aware, we moved premises in December 2014 after occupying our Radford Road premises for over 40 years. This was a huge upheaval for us but was definitely necessary as we had outgrown the building we were in and we needed something bigger. We're still located in Nottingham and we're happily settled in new, modern premises that enable us to be more efficient than ever.
We'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers for all of your loyalty and support throughout the years. Some of you have been with us since the very beginning and we're lucky to enjoy such excellent long-term working relationships. We'd also like to mention all of our hard-working staff, some of who have been with us for over 20 years. It's fair to say that we're more like a family and that's why we retain employees for so long.
We hope you'll join us in celebrating our anniversary - here's to the next 70 years!