New House Textiles is a family run business, that began when Harold Stanier bought his first knitting machine in Manchester back in 1921. New House operates from How Caple Court - picturesque 300 year old premises in rural Herefordshire. Set in historic gardens and only 400 metres from the River Wye. All the companies products are manufactured in England or Sweden, which keeps the "product miles" down and brings extra employment to their local engineers, leather workers, wood turners, glass blowers and textile manufacturers.
We believe that form and function can and should coexist – that the goods in your home should both serve a purpose and fit your life. We believe in artistry, industry, and ingenuity. And we believe in America’s modern craftsmen, those who are dedicated to designing and creating handmade goods that exemplify both beauty and utility.
Our story begins with two friends who expect more from their children’s furniture and feel that high-quality and good design don’t have to be mutually exclusive. So childhood friends Scott Eirinberg and Jamie Cohen took matters into their own hands and founded The Land of Nod in 1996. They started the company in the Chicago suburbs right out of Scott’s own basement, figuring there was nowhere to go but up (literally). Then in 2001, an unexpected hand reached out to Scott and Jamie in the form of Crate and Barrel. The two companies teamed up to expand their catalog and website, while also making Nod’s products more widely available throughout the US. As of 2010, The Land of Nod has been fully owned by Crate and Barrel and provides safe, high-quality home furnishings all over the world.