About Us | The Cotton Textile Company

We are Richard and Sam, co-owners and founders of The Cotton Textile Company or TCTC as we call it. Richard looks after Sales and Sam runs the Production and Operations.

Brentwood HQ & Warehouse

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After 20 years of working in the textiles sector Richard couldn’t ignore an entrepreneurial calling any longer. He created TCTC in 2013, specialising in bespoke towelling at first and slowly growing the product range through the years. Initially working out of his kitchen, he moved to our offices a year later. A great lover of the outdoors, Richard enjoys sailing, walking and he is equally as happy to be indoors getting creative in the kitchen.

Sam left her job in TV broadcasting in 2017, deciding to share Richard’s exciting journey. She brought with her a passion for excellent customer service, obsessive attention to detail and operational expertise. Sam loves to watch live music and regularly practices yoga. She has recently taken up paddle boarding and has set herself a challenge is to see if she can do tree pose on the board, without falling into the water!

Pip, with a background in print and embroidery, joined the team as our Production Assistant in 2018.  She manages our towel, clothing and sock projects and loves nothing more than working with our clients to deliver the perfect project on time. Pip is a great organiser, always happy to contribute to various office activities and last but not least, entertains us every day with her beautiful singing.

Lulu, our Sales & Marketing Manager, comes from a fashion design background, but she has established her career in marketing and business development. Lulu manages our online and offline marketing presence, the branding, strategy and promotion of our core business lines. She also loves a good karaoke session and outdoor activities.

Cheryl is our gorgeous designer and lives in Devon, close to the banks of the river Tamar. Cheryl works with the client’s brief and brand guidelines to create detailed design visuals, turning an idea into reality.  Working with Richard for 20 years, she has designed and produced for many lifestyle brands in the UK and created workwear for some of the UK’s biggest retailers. Along with her husband and two children, Cheryl spends her spare time outdoors enjoying the Devonshire countryside and beaches.

Freddie has joined the team to do his apprenticeship, to learn about customer service and customer relationships, having decided that a career in sales and marketing allows him to stretch his creative and communications skills. Freddie has a love for all sports and is an avid West Ham United supporter.

And then we have Ziggy, our English springer spaniel who loves playing ball with our delivery drivers and importantly, ensures we get out of the office every day for some lunchtime R&R.

The team in Cornwall

Our brainy accounts team, Ewart and Jennifer, our website wizard Jon, and our super smart lawyer Johnny, all work in Cornwall where we also have a base. They are living the dream, keeping the wheels of TCTC turning and weekending on the beautiful Cornish beaches.

The office in Turkey

Bora and Berna work on our bespoke clothing and accessory projects. Berna spent many years working as a senior merchandiser in Istanbul and has joined our team as production manager. Her husband Bora has worked as a garment tech and QC, and together with Berna, Pip and Sam, makes sure every stitch, hem, zip and buttonhole are flawless.