Headrests for Deckchairs

headrests for deckchairs
Headrests for Deckchairs

Tie on Headrests for Deckchairs

For ultimate comfort our headrests for deckchairs are the perfect addition to your deck chair or steamer chair. We can make them in any of our deckchair canvas fabrics, with trimming in coordinating pompom fringes. Also each headrest has ties to attach them to your chair, so you will enjoy real comfort sitting on the beach or in your garden.

Because we have deckchair headrest cushions available in over 40 different stripes from our range of deckchair fabric, you’ll be spoilt for choice!

pink and white deckchair headrest
pink and white deckchair headrest

Headrests for Steamer Chairs

Similarly, our colourful headrests are also suitable for use on teak steamer chairs, or any high backed garden chair, even an adirondack chair. Furthermore the stripy ties allow you to attach and remove the headrests easily.

Steamer Chair Headrests
Headrest on a Steamer Chair
deck chair headrests

How To Make A Deckchair Canopy Cover

Watch as we show you in 6 simple steps how to make your own deckchair canopy cover using our unique stripy fabric and pompom fringe. You can see our huge range of deckchair fabrics and pompom bobble fringes on our website

Make Canopy Cover Video Transcript

How to recover a deckchair canopy from The Stripes Company

Step 1. Preparing Your Fabric

Notes.

For most deckchair canopies you will need 2m of deckchair fabric cut in half to make 2 x 1m lengths which you will pin and then stitch together.

Step 2. Sewing Deckchair Canopy Together

Notes.

Iron the seam flat.

Step 3. Measuring Up

Notes.

You will need approx 3m of bobble fringe.

Note the front and back measurements of canopy frame (back may be narrower)

To find the depth of the overhang subtract your canopy width from the width of the fabric and then divide the remaining measurement by two. Note this down. Do this for front and back.

Step 4. Creating The Corners

Notes.

Fold the corners and using the previous measurements mark with a pin (remember front and back are different).

Repeat for all four corners.

Stitch and then cut off the surplus fabric from each of the four corners.

Step 5. Adding The Bobble Fringe

Notes.

Start at a corner seam folding in the edge of the fabric the width of the bobble trim and pin all the way around the canopy before stitching.

Step 6. Finishing Off Deckchair Canopy Cover

Notes.

Tacking the corners is optional.

Enjoy your canopy

It is that easy! Create your own deckchair canopy cover with deckchair fabric and bobble fringe from The Stripes Company.

deckchair canopy cover
Birdwatching Canopy Cover with Snooker Pompom Trim
canopy with pompom trim
pompom trim on a deckchair canopy

About Our Windbreak Poles

Wooden Windbreak Poles for our Beach Windbreaks are probably one of the most challenging items that we have to source…

So far we have been sourcing windbreak poles from companies which may have ceased to trade with unused warehouse stock, and we were lucky enough to acquire hundreds of unused 1950’s poles made from beechwood as part of the Blackpool Deckchair trove.

Trying to find new poles in this day and age, of the correct size and quality, is more difficult than one would imagine. No UK business that we contacted is geared up to this type of manufacture. Furthermore, any other poles readily available are made of unsustainable poor quality wood from dubious Oriental sources.

When we asked our Indonesian suppliers if they could make new poles for us with the same high spec as our other furniture, the price quoted was not a viable option. However, they came up with a surprising alternative…

Vintage Poles

They have sourced some ready made vintage poles made of a strong native wood of surprising quality and endurance, together with the additional bonus of being the correct width and length. They just needed a point carving at the end like a large pencil, but as luck would have it, they were already painted along the length years ago, in bold horizontal red and white stripes.

windbreak poles

Perfect Poles for The Stripes Company

It transpires that they were used for Indonesian Independence Day celebrations each year. Please read the story below as told to us by our lovely suppliers – it is a great provenance for our windbreak poles, and we acquired all that were available! The poles are left in their original worn condition with all the marks and scratches of their long history – stripping them back to the natural wood would have robbed them of all character, and as most of the pole is hidden anyway, we did not think that this was necessary.

We hope that you agree when reading the story below.

Their Story ….

“Every August each year we are remembering the struggle and sacrification of our national heroes in fighting for our national independence.

There are usually celebrations and parades on the street, performing arts and cultural attractions where the boy scouts and students take part.

Together, they create performances like dancing, marching band, theatrical art show, etc using many red and white poles.

Red and White Pole
Red and White Pole used in Indonesian Independence Day Celebrations

The Red and White colours have a very long history.

It is the triumph color of the ancient kingdom named Majapahit. This is once ruling the regions from the Nusantara archipelago until Singapore, and some parts of Malaysia and Cambodia.
This ancient kingdom is located in East Java. They were the biggest and strongest kingdom in Indonesia’s history, even in Southeast Asia.
At that time the archipelago hadn’t been named Indonesia yet but it is Nusantara that means archipelagos.

The Red and White colours then became the legacy or sign of the power of the kingdoms ruling the Nusantara after Majapahit falls, until Indonesia became a republic.
With the spirit of the greatest kingdom, our founding fathers decided to use the Red and White colors as our national flag.

The Flag was first fluttered on the 17th of August 1945 in an independence proclamation event in Jakarta which marks Indonesia’s Independence Day”.

Our New Beach Windbreak Poles

We will now be using these fabulous poles when we make our 4 pole, 5 pole or 6 windbreaks. Available in a variety of our brightly striped fabrics that look wonderful on the Beach or in the Garden.

Each windbreak has a handy pocket (2 on a 6 pole) and a storage/carry bag in matching stripes.

striped beach windbreak
Striped Beach Windbreak in Pentathlon Stripe with Carry Bag

Velvet Cushions with Striped Accents

Our new range of colourful velvet cushions with striped accents and trimmings is here!

New and exclusive cotton velvet cushions

We are proud to announce our New and exclusive plain cotton velvet range for interior soft furnishing projects.
In gorgeous brights and jewel colours with textures as silken as a puppy’s ear..

We invite you to have look at the stunning new range of products that we have produced which incorporate our gorgeous new velvets, stripes and trimmings. They are suitable for all the year round.

small velvet cushions with striped buttons

Bestselling Stripes

The velvet colours that we are introducing are based on the colours in our bestselling stripes. These will co-ordinate with many of our trimmings. So, if there are velvet cushions with striped accents that you see, but you would like to have made to measure, and in any combination other than shown, please email us with your requirements.

Infinite Velvet and Striped Combinations

As it is impossible to picture all the infinite combinations, we have pictured a few to give you some ideas, which are available to buy from the website.
(Made to measure is usually at no extra cost if similar to those shown)

We also have snuggly velvet lined cotton THROWS, PIPED CUSHIONS in plain velvet or HALF AND HALF CUSHIONS with stripes and velvet. Together with reversible striped cotton and velvet BAGS, velvet striped button SEAT PADS and lots, lots more!

We hope you enjoy – and we have lots more ideas in the pipeline!

Be your own Interior designer!

With Our New Velvet and Stripes Soft Furnishing Collection

At the time when Scarlett O’Hara had the notion to tear down the green curtains at Tara to make a beautiful dress in the iconic ‘Gone With The Wind’, velvet was considered to be the height of luxury and wealth. With her new finery, she was hoping to give her intended beau, Rhett Butler, the impression of survival against the odds, and ultimately succeed in the face of impending doom as the American Civil war took hold.

Velvet adds Comforting Touch

Hopefully, better days are on the horizon for us also, but velvet adds a very comforting touch in uncertain times – especially with the change of season from Summer into Autumn and Winter.

Stunning Combinations

The Stripes Company are now offering a new range of soft cotton velvets in bright jewel colours to mix with our popular Interior Stripe Fabrics, which together make stunning combinations for cushions, bags and throws.

Because there as so many possible combinations, we are leaving it up to our customers to decide which colour options to choose and add embellishments using any of our fabulous trims or piping.
Furthermore we guarantee that they are a million miles away from Scarlett’s dowdy greens with matching tie backs and will leave customers to rattle their own pelmets (so to speak)!.

Made to Measure – in House Stitchers

There are some ideas on the website, which you can buy in the combinations and sizes shown. But if you wish to have them made in your own choice of sizes and colours, please contact us with your requirements and ideas, and our in-house stitchers will make especially for you.

turquoise velvet and striped fabric cushion
Piped Half and Half Cushions – one side velvet, one side stripes

Folding Wooden Stools

Folding Wooden Stools from The Stripes Company.

Portable folding wooden stools with strong canvas seats in many different striped canvas fabrics.

Made in grade A Teak each folding wooden stool is lightweight, easy to carry, stores flat, so takes up little room in a cupboard or boot of the car.

Hence they are ideal for taking with you to outdoor events, picnics, festivals, camping, when you want to sit down or rest for a short while.
We are offering them with seats made up in any of our deckchair canvas range. The seat is easily replaced / removable using a dowelling system.
striped folding wooden stools

striped folding wooden stoolsWe also have plain fabrics for those of you who prefer a more traditional folding stool, in dark green, red, blue, black, orange or cream for that matter.

green folding wooden stool
Dark green folding wooden stool

These sturdy folding stools are made from beautiful warm coloured Teak hardwood. Remember old fashioned folding wood stools before the advent of aluminium and plastic? Yes?

Our teak wooden stools are faithful replicas but brought up to date covered in a range of  jazzy, bright stripes!

See our full range of folding wooden stools

teak folding stool
Teak folding stool with striped seat in Yoga fabric

Ethical Responsibilities at The Stripes Company

There are ethical responsibilities involved in running any business. Therefore since 2006 when our first fabric designs arrived wrapped in hessian bales and cardboard boxes, we knew that we would have to address the issue of waste management and formed an immediate policy.

Managing what we throw away has remained a top priority for us. Long before the current focus on plastics recycling and disposal we were making a conscious effort to work towards a zero waste policy here at our Chester factory. Now, having always seriously addressed the issues of waste we can honestly say that we have none!

In addition to waste management we are extremely careful with what we bring in to the factory. All our racking, display casing and furniture is upcycled, rescued and given a new life with us. Our computers and tools are bought second hand and our showroom is built almost entirely from reclaimed and salvaged materials. Our kitchen doesn’t even have a bin, everything is either washed on site or taken home by staff to encourage the use of repeat use containers.  

Here are our policies laid out in full. We hope this encourages and gives ideas to everyone, especially businesses like ours to help reduce the waste they produce. Great for saving money and the planet!

  • No fabric is wasted – ends of rolls and surplus is either donated to local schools or charities, or useable pieces are recycled into remnant packs.
  • Orders are sent out in re-used cardboard boxes, recyclable plastic and paper.
  • All our hessian wrapping from bales is re-used in gardens as frost protection or composted.
  • We request no plastic, polystyrene or foam in any of our incoming packaging.
  • All our products are 100% cotton, wood, leather or jute – all recyclable and bio-degradable.
  • We generally stick to the theme of using old and repurposed items and nothing that cannot easily be disposed of if necessary – but not as landfill.
  • All our warehouse storage, racking, shelving and receptacles are recycled/upcycled – for instance, we use old wooden ladders as shelving and mill skips and old wooden storage boxes as containers.
  • Galvanised wire stacking baskets and old school plimsoll holders, original haberdashery cabinets and galvanised metal tubs are all put to good use in our showroom/shop – even the wooden plank walls are made of original decking from old ships!
  • Our visual props are sourced from beaches – driftwood and fishing nets with corks, fishing boat floats and marine antiquities. Wooden bottle crates and wine boxes, 1920’s woven cane textile baskets and old luggage are all put to excellent use.
  • All our ‘tools of the trade’ are secondhand from our sewing machines to the everyday tools – screws and nails are stored in old jam jars (like grandpa’s shed!)
  • The cardboard tubes on which we we send out metres of material rolled up are scrounged from other textile companies, and our ‘new’ office kitchen is up-cycled.
  • In the winter, our warehouse is like Siberia, so instead of expensive heaters, we layer up and get moving!!
  • And we were the company who purchased all Blackpools old deckchairs for the purposes of hiring out for events and functions!
  • We send all goods directly to customers around the world directly from our own warehouse in Chester and are very proud that we are the only business on site without a skip!

Unpacking our Extra Large Beach Bags for…

Our customers are always telling us how much they can fit into our Extra Large Beach Bags, often not just when going to the beach!

Here at The Stripes Company we have know this for years, having used these super handy bags for all kinds things including weekends away, packing for the kids, going to the gym or doing the grocery shop! And they never let us down. They are strong, water resistant, hold TONNES and (even if we do say so ourselves) they also look great!

To put these claims to the test we decided to load them up for various situations and see how much we can fit in them – and they didn’t disappoint! See the results on the videos below, and a big thanks to our own Sally for happily packing and unpacking to put these bags to the tests!

Shop our Extra Large Beach Bags here!

Extra Large Beach Bags – A Country Weekend!
Extra Large Beach Bags – The Kids!
Extra Large Beach Bags – The Groceries!

And we couldn’t forget actually going to the beach!

Extra Large Beach Bags – The Beach!

Stylish Halloween with Stripes

Have a Stylish Halloween with Stripes from The Stripes Company

stylish halloween
Have a Stylish Halloween with Stripes

To celebrate Halloween has become much popular in the UK in recent years, with halloween costumes for children at an all time high.

But it is in the Halloween Decor department that The Stripes Company comes to the fore.

black striped fabric
Black and off white striped fabric – Judo Stripe

orange striped fabric
Orange and white striped fabric – Jousting Stripe

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to our striped fabrics in delicious oranges and scary black & white, we have fabric trimmings to coordinate.

orange black pompom fringe with halloween fabrics
Orange black & pink pompom fringe with halloween colour deckchair  fabrics

pink orange black pompom fringe
Orange black and pink pompom fringe – Darts

 

 

 

 

 

Create an exciting backdrop for your halloween party with our striped fabrics together with striped cushions which are all in bold  & beautiful stripes (checks & plains too).

halloween seat pad
Piped seat pad in Royal Origami Stripe

orange box cushion
orange box cushion

gingham seatpad orange white check
Gingham seatpads in orange
and white checks

oblong cushion with bobble trim
Oblong cushion with bobble trim – Sackrace stripe

Also with pompom bobble fringes and striped webbing, seen in the main image as a border across the backdrop of our Jousting orange and white stripe fabric

halloween colours directors chair
Halloween colours Directors Chair – Skipping Stripe

wide striped webbing
Wide striped webbing in Pointe stripe

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most importantly we mustn’t forget a pumpkin! Because halloween isn’t halloween without one sitting on a teak directors chair, covered in Jousting orange and white stripe deck chair fabric!

Happy Halloween!!halloween directors chair with pumpkin

Striped Curtains Storyhouse #RoyalVisitChester

Striped Curtains Storyhouse #RoyalVisitChester 

This picture explains it allstriped curtains storyhouse royal visit

One of our brand new striped fabrics was chosen by @Storyhouse Chester for their official opening ceremony by Her Majesty The Queen and The Duchess of Sussex on June 14th 2018.

Our striped fabric ‘Origami’ was made into curtains which The Queen opened to reveal the plaque commemorating her visit.

We would like to thank Storyhouse very much for choosing our fabric, it is perfect with the colour scheme there.

Dan who does all the Shows and Fairs for us was at Storyhouse today and checked out the Plaque with it’s Origami Striped Fabric Curtains

Stripy Seat Pads

Stripy Seat Pads

The Stripes Company stripy seat pads with piping are bright, fun seat pads ideal for kitchen, conservatory or garden chairs.
These lovely stripe seat pads have matching piping all around the edge and 16 knots across the surface of each cushion.
We make them in a choice of 18 stripy patterns from our 100% cotton fabric range. The stripes may vary from the images as it depends on where the pattern is cut on the fabric.

Each stripy seat pad measures approx : 40 cms x 40 cms seam to seam across the cushion and is approx 7cm deep

You can mix and match or choose different colours, which ever takes your fancy!

See our full range of striped seat pads