Meet the Maker | TJ Brown, Savoir Beds
Each week we ‘meet a maker’ from a Walpole member company, shining a light on the highly skilled craftspeople creating British luxury products and experiences. Today, introducing TJ Brown, Master Craftsman at luxury bedmaker Savoir Beds.
Tell us what you do?
I’m a Savoir master craftsman, handcrafting mattresses. I began my career as a seamstress making clothes, everything from pants to dresses to hats to shoes. I started working at Savoir 17 years ago in the cutting room, sewing the mattress cases. I was then approached by Alistair Hughes, Savoir Beds Managing Director, as he’d noticed my skill and suggested that I turn my hand to bed making.
What do you love most about your job?
I like making mattresses because I’ve been doing it for years, but what I enjoy about the company is the fact we’re like a family. When I started, there was just seven of us and now it’s grown massively, and I think we make the most prestigious and wonderful beds in the world and I’m a proud to be part of that. After I sign a mattress that I’ve made, that satisfies me and after I finish the mattress, I sit up, look at it and think wow, that’s my baby.
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