Lily Rose & Wylde is an online shop based in West Wales.
Our speciality is pure Irish linen because we love its sensuous drape and feel, its strength and luminosity.
Most importantly, we are proud to support a sweatshop-free EU textile industry whose agricultural and manufacturing processes have always been kinder to the environment than the detrimental processes associated with the manufacture of synthetic fibres and cheap mass produced cotton (certified organic cotton excepted). What is more, we're delighted to be promoting a traditional UK industry, our linens being woven in Northern Ireland from highest quality flax yarns.
Although Irish linen production is much diminished nowadays, our mission is to increase awareness of the virtues of these beautiful textiles - and in so doing, help keep the old-established Irish linen industry alive for posterity. Indeed, it never ceases to amaze us that quite a number of people we meet are unaware of the fact that flax linens are still woven at all in Northern Ireland.
Irish linen is not cheap, even at our competitive prices, but we're sure you will be pleased with our current offers on Irish linen sheets, pillowcases and duvet covers. Irish linen, from the humble tea towel and laundry bag, through to exquisite sheets and damask table coverings, makes a beautiful and traditional gift for weddings, anniversaries and other special occasions - or simply buy it to spoil yourself!
We also offer vintage and antique style nightwear, including the popular Victorian nightdress with wide collar and long sleeves, a faithful reproduction of an original design.
Additionally, we offer Bohemian inspired guest books, photo albums and keepsake boxes for weddings, handfastings and many other special celebrations. These we cover in silk, genuine antique and early vintage lace, freshwater pearls - and other quality adornments.
You may also be interested in our small but growing collection of vintage Bohemian style jewellery made by Wisteria Wylde, who delights in creating earrings, brooches and pure silk ribbon necklaces in Victorian, Art Nouveau and Art Deco moods - with the occasional quirky twist. Many of these pieces are created using both new and vintage components to create unique pieces of jewellery for romantics.
Finally, we have decided to take a stand by declaring this site a social media free zone. You will not be bothered with requests for 'likes', tweets, and all manner of other related requests. Neither will your details be stored for marketing purposes, as we never send newsletters or bombard customer email inboxes with other promotional material. Rest assured, you can enjoy browsing this website site in peace!
My lady's chamber is redolent with the sweet breath of roses;
Her bed resplendent in fine linen.
Eyes heavy-lidded, she's lulled by the river's song and distant lambs bleating.
Now drifting...drifting...into flaxen sleep.