Linen Loft has a proud history and solid reputation in the textile industry, thanks largely to the experienced contributions of owner and director, Jim Funnell. Throughout his 26 years in the textile industry as an Industrial Engineer, first with Da Gama and then with Mooi River Textiles, Jim has become familiar with all the processes of fabric manufacturing from the spinning of the yarn to the weaving and fabric processing. Later he was to become involved in the home textile manufacture. He also gained a wealth of valuable contacts in the industry over this time – all of which stood him in excellent stead to be at the helm of the immensely popular Linen Loft.
Jim is supported by his wife Laureen, whose natural eye for quality and detail puts her at the centre of ordering stock and managing requests for customised items. Laureen is also the face of the company as she generously shares her knowledge and passion for her products with Linen Loft patrons on a daily basis.
Jim and Laureen are ably assisted by Farida who also has a wealth of experience in the manufacturing of home textiles and the preparations of samples for exclusive retail outlets.
Jim and Laureen also have a passion for the local community and believe in empowering their staff to achieve optimum performance levels and to ensure that each skill set is nurtured and grown. Staff who come to work for Linen Loft generally stay and become a part of the ‘comfortably yours’ family.
You are invited to experience the epitome of our unique Meander brand of hospitality at the Linen Loft in the Midlands Meander, comfortably yours.