Fabrics, Walls & Floors
Fine furnishing and interior fabrics, designed and printed in-house

Swapping the world of paint for printing fine textiles was a natural next step for Farrow & Ball founders Tom Helme and Martin Ephson, who established Fermoie a decade ago. Taking their expertise in colour in a new textural direction, the company specialises in beautiful and original fabrics, all made at its factory in Wiltshire.


What makes Fermoie so unique is its design and printing techniques. All designs are original and hand-drawn by the team in the studio, who then mix water-based pigments to build a bespoke colour palette that works with the existing collection (this is inspired by the vast colour library of natural dyes). These pigments are then printed onto woven base-cloths in the factory and dispatched within seven days – something that is incredibly unusual in the industry.

From weaving and dying to our studio drawings, we have our own take on traditional printing

Whether discussing initial designs, deciding on the right base-cloth or the perfect pigment combination, the close-knit team are all passionate, talented experts in their chosen fields. ‘From weaving and dying to our studio drawings, we have our own take on traditional printing,’ says co-founder Tom. ‘Original thinking and unparalleled care go into everything we do.’


All patterns in the Fermoie offering are presented in five colour families: reds, yellows, greens, blues, and neutrals, and edited to create infallible combinations. Fabrics are either pure cotton, 100 per cent linen or a union of the two, and are suitable for upholstery, drapery, fabric walling and other interior uses. ‘Much of the beauty of Fermoie fabrics is down to the materials from which they are made,’ continues Tom. ‘Texture and depth bring a beautiful pattern to life so we continually experiment with natural fibres and blends to achieve textural perfection without losing sight of our sustainability goals.’ Linen is the company’s single biggest raw material and its weavers work with flax farmers within a few hundred miles of the factory (flax is sustainable) while the cotton is woven exclusively for Fermoie by the first UK cotton mill to be awarded Soil Association and Global Organic Textile Standard accreditation.


The company also produces a co-ordinating range of accessories, made in-house using Fermoie fabrics. All cushions are piped, made with a hidden zip, and available in a rainbow of colours and various sizes. Gathered lampshades come in patterned and plain fabrics; lamp bases come in beautiful hand-blown glass.

The entire range of fabrics, as well as upholstered furniture and fabric walling, is on display to inspire customers in both the Pimlico Road and newly refurbished Marlborough showroom (all accessories are stocked too). In the latter, which is part of the studio complex, there is also a constantly changing array of colour trials, end-of-roll and archive fabrics, all available for purchase. Lampshades and cushions are also in stock. Naturally the showroom team at both locations are on hand and ready to help customers with their scheme, and virtual appointments are also available. Whether you’re looking to adorn a gallery wall, upholster a contemporary sofa or make curtains for a country cottage, there is bound to be a Fermoie fabric to suit.


Hertford Court, Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8 4AW

53-55 Pimlico Road, London SW1W 8NE

+44(0) 1672 513723

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