Urban Sprawl is a small family run business making cushion covers and tailored loose sofa covers and chair covers. Now based in Leyton in North East London, but originally from the garment trade and with a small factory in Hackney , we branched out into home furnishings in 1996.
Amongst our small but talented staff
are our design technician, Amanda (who might come and measure your sofa.)
- - and our long serving secretary, Pinball, right, who answers the phone, types gobbledygook, drinks coffee (but only if black and freshly brewed) and eats the occasional measuring tape.
We soon found we liked loose covers and cushions better than tailoring, but still pride ourselves on trying to finish everything very neatly, more like clothing than upholstery. We use zips, not “touch and close” tape, and overlock seams inside to prevent fraying in the wash. Even the insides of our cushion covers are normally overlocked.