Newmilns: It all Comes Back to Us.
We are quite proud of our skilled craftsmen and wanted to show you The Office Crowd's warehouse in Newmilns, Scotland, and how we are breathing new life into furniture and the community.
Our Warehouse is located in the picturesque landscapes of East Ayrshire, Scotland, in the charming town of Newmilns.
Our drive to work is a nice break from our busy offices in London, Glasgow and Edinburgh... Where we see more sheep and cattle than commuters.
Newmilns: A Brief History:
Newmilns has a storied past that dates back to the 17th century when it emerged as a thriving center for lace production. The town's lace mills were once the lifeblood of its economy, employing a significant portion of its residents. The delicate lace crafted in Newmilns was highly sought after, earning the town a reputation as a prominent lace producer in Scotland.
However, like many industrial towns, Newmilns faced challenges as the textile industry (and people's taste for lace curtains) evolved. The decline of lace production in the mid-20th century marked a turning point in the town's history.
The Office Crowd's presence in Newmilns isn't just about history; it's also about the future.
The decision to establish a warehouse in Newmilns was strategic. The town's history of craftsmanship and dedication to quality aligns seamlessly with The Office Crowd's values.
Newmilns has a legacy of skilled artisans who once crafted intricate lace patterns. Today, these skills have found new purpose in refurbishing and restoring office furniture to its former glory.
With our skilled craftsmen we are able to take an office chair like this one, in lime green leather... Pull off the old coverings, take out all of the staples, and make a pattern.
We then cut and sew new fabric, here in a really rich green velvet, and painstakingly re-furbish the chair to a modern and almost good as new condition.
Mind you, there may be a few light scratches in the wood, but our client is able to save thousands of dollars a chair, and importantly, keep these perfectly good ones out of landfill.
We packed these up and sent them down to London, where they will sit in a modern waiting room and look great for another 10-15 years!
We keep track of everything you have in storage, and make sure it is easily accessible when you want to put it back into a new office, or provide a home worker with an entire set up.
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