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We brought the Herbert Parkinson textile mill in Darwen, Lancashire, into the John Lewis Partnership in 1953, and ever since it’s been a thriving example of UK design, quality and craftsmanship, with Partners investing pride back into the business they own
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Combining the best of modern technology and traditional skills, those Partners make many of our own brand soft furnishings, duvets and pillows, and all of our Made to Measure 7-day service curtains, cushions, roman and roller blinds. They make customised duvets too.

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It’s a significant workplace in the local community, with over 250 Partners working here,  and 28% of them have a relative who also works at the factory. Our longest-serving Partner has worked here for nearly 40 years.

Combining the best of modern technology and traditional skills, those Partners make many of our own brand soft furnishings, duvets and pillows and all of our Made to measure 7-day service curtains, cushions, roman and roller blinds.

In 2018 our Partners made over 30 donations in kind to local schools and organisations, and 40 monetary donations to various local communities and charities. 

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In 2018 our Partners made over 30 donations in kind to local schools and organisations and 40 monetary donations to various local communities and charities. We work very closely with our local High School, as part of the business and education Careers and Enterprise Advisor Network.  We arrange visits to our factory and have regular meetings with the students.

It’s a significant workplace in the local community, with over 250 Partners working here,  and 28% of them have a relative who also works at the factory. Our longest-serving Partner has worked here for nearly 40 years.

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It’s a significant workplace in the local community, with over 250 Partners working here,  and 28% of them have a relative who also works at the factory. Our longest-serving Partner has worked here for nearly 40 years.

We’ve made significant investment in training and apprenticeships, and in the latest equipment to ensure work of the highest possible standard.

In 2018 our Partners made over 30 donations in kind to local schools and organisations and 40 monetary donations to various local communities and charities. We work very closely with our local High School, as part of the business and education Careers and Enterprise Advisor Network.  We arrange visits to our factory and have regular meetings with the students.

Our Partners take great pride in their work. When you receive your order, you’ll find a card inside telling you who made and checked your curtains, blind, pillow or duvet. 

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Our Partners take great pride in their work. When you receive your order, you’ll find a card inside telling you who made and checked your curtains, blind, pillow or duvet.

We’ve made significant investment in training and apprenticeships, and in the latest equipment to ensure work of the highest possible standard.

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Our Partners take great pride in their work. When you receive your order, you’ll find a card inside telling you who made and checked your curtains, blind, pillow or duvet.

We’ve made significant investment in training and apprenticeships, and in the latest equipment to ensure work of the highest possible standard.

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Herbert Parkinson is a significant workplace in the local community with over 250 Partners working there. It's also a family affair, with over a quarter of Partners having a relative as a colleague. Our longest-serving Partner has 40 years of service.

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Through close relationships with the local High School as part of the business and education Careers and Enterprise Advisor Network, students visit the the factory and have regular meetings with Partners.

We’ve made significant investment in training and apprenticeships at Herbert Parkinson too, and in the latest equipment to ensure that Partners can produce work of the highest possible standard.

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When you’re part of it, you put your heart into it At John Lewis & Partners, we’re more than employees - we’re owners. That’s why we’re all called Partners. And that’s why we all go above and beyond to offer quality products and outstanding service to the people who matter most - you, our customers. Because for us, it’s personal

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