The worldwide textile industry is really very small, once one gets to know it.
Every year an international textile trade fair takes place in Frankfurt, Germany. Here buyers, designers, suppliers and brands come together to present their latest ranges, work together, purchase artwork, and establish new contacts. Representatives from Linen House have visited this fair for over 27 years, and exhibited there three times.
Following this international trend, Linen House has formed relationships with people and companies in several countries. We pride ourselves on long-standing involvement with manufacturers from China, Pakistan, India, many of them family businesses.
As we have grown, so have they.
Crossing paths led Linen House to establish partnerships with families from New Zealand and South Africa. Linen House NZ was formally created in 2000; Linen House South Africa in 2005. The Melbourne design team produces the majority of new fashion designs (two ranges are created each year – Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter collections). Our partners visit the Melbourne showroom to select designs for their markets, as well as sharing with LH Australia new developments or products they have come across. We share IP, and therefore the Linen House look remains constant across the continents.
During the course of the Linen House company history there have been several design collaborations; with both renowned overseas designers as well as a wide and diverse group of Australian designers. We are also fortunate to have a world-class design studio, who create the majority of our designs. Many of our designers have graduated from RMIT, where Linen House runs a sponsorship program.