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. Made in any of our deckchair canvas fabrics, they are trimmed with coordinating pompom fringe. With ties to attach them to your chair, you will enjoy real comfort sitting on the beach or in your garden.

We have deckchair headrest cushions available in over 40 different stripes from our range of deckchair fabric

pink and white deckchair headrest
pink and white deckchair headrest

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!

The Stripes Company Shows 2018

The Stripes Company Shows 2018

STRIPES ON TOUR Dates for 2018

See us at a whole host of shows and events this year. We are excited to be exhibiting at the following:

The Creative Craft Show – Sewing For Pleasure
NEC Birmingham
Stand B08
15-18th March 2018

Country Living Spring Fair
Alexandra Palace London
Stand W7
26-29th April 2018

Badminton Horse Trials
Country Living Pavillion – Stand 2
2-6th May 2018

Hampton Court RHS Flower Show
Country Living Marquee – Stand TBC
2-8th July 2018

Tatton Park RHS Flower Show
Stand TBC
18-22nd July 2018

Burghley Horse Trials – Stamford, Lincs
The Country Living MAKERS Marquee – Stand TBC
30th Aug – 2nd Sept 2018

Lookout for the Brightest Stripiest Stand and come and say Hello to Dan!

Stripes Company Shows 2018
Dan in his Multi Colour Striped Suit at a Show

Won’t be able to make it to any of The Stripes Company shows 2018? Visit us online at www.thestripescompany.com or visit our Fabric Factory Outlet Shop near Chester

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

How To Make Your Own 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

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 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

Notes.

Tacking the corners is optional.

Enjoy your canopy

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

Timeless Stylish Deck Chairs

Timeless Deckchairs, Stylish Deck Chairs – The Edwardian Deck Chair

Stylish Deck Chairs

Here at the Stripes Company we offer new Old Style Deck Chairs which we cover from ‘canopy’ top to ‘footstool’ toe in any of our wonderful deckchair fabrics. In addition we trim the canopies with pompoms from our range of bobble fringes, if desired.

The chairs are in the style of Edwardian deckchairs from days gone by

stylish deck chairsgreen old style deck chair

Antique Deck Chairs

However some of our enterprising customers restore and recover their own antique deck chairs. Furthermore, they buy the deckchair fabric from The Stripes Company and recover the chairs themselves.

restored edwardian deckchair
Restored edwardian deck chair for 70th birthday present

The Stripes Company Shows and Events 2017

The Stripes Company Shows / Event Dates 2017

STRIPES ON TOUR

See us at a whole host of new shows and events this year. We are excited to be exhibiting at the following:

Christmas Fairs:

Country Living LONDON Christmas Fair
BDC Islington 8 – 12th November 2017

Stand VG38 in The Village Garden area on the ground floor

  • Weds 8th 10am – 5pm
  • Thurs 9th 10am – 8.30pm
  • Fri 10th 10am – 6pm
  • Sat 11th 10am – 6pm
  • Sun 12th 10am – 3pm

Country Living GLASGOW Christmas Fair
SECC 23 – 26th November 2017

Stand PA4

  • Thurs 23rd 10am – 5pm
  • Fri 24th 10am – 5pm
  • Sat 25th 10am – 5pm
  • Sun 26th 10am – 4pm

Country Living HARROGATE Christmas Fair
HIC 30th Nov – 3rd December 2017

Stand M61a

  • Thurs 30th 10am – 5pm
  • Fri 1st 10am – 5pm
  • Sat 2nd 10am – 5pm
  • Sun 3rd 10am – 4pm

Book Tickets here and let us know you are coming via our contact form and we will send you an exclusive show offer!


W.I. Fair
Alexandra Palace London
Stand 342
29 March-1st April 2017

Country Living Spring Fair
Alexandra Palace London
Stand W7
27-30th April 2017

Badminton Horse Trials
Country Living Marquee – Stand 2
3-7th May 2017

House and Garden Festival
Olympia, London
Grow London – Stand GR61
21- 24th June 2017

Hampton Court RHS Flower Show
Country Living Marquee – Stand 988
3-9th July 2017

Tatton Park RHS Flower Show
Outside Country Living Marquee
Wahlu Stand 827
19- 23rd July 2017

Burghley Horse Trials – Stamford, Lincs
The MAKERS Marquee – Stand TBC
31st Aug – 3rd Sept 2017

http://www.burghley-horse.co.uk/tickets/

Lookout for the Brightest Stripiest Stand and come and say Hello!

the stripes company show stand 2017

stripes company shows

striped products

Won’t be able to make it to any of the show dates in 2017? Visit us online at www.thestripescompany.com or visit our Fabric Factory Outlet Shop near Chester