• We are proud that our products are made in the UK
  • We offer world-class award-wining screen print in up to 10 colours
  • Plus digitally print onto textiles
  • Have an expert design and sampling team
  • Our raw materials are sourced ethically & sustainably
  • Our factory is fully equipped with the latest equipment
  • Our inks are mixed to the highest specifications
  • Make all our own screens
  • Manufacture all our products in our well-equipped & skilled sewing unit
  • And offer a complete finishing and packing service
We are proud that our products are made in the UK1 We offer world-class award-wining screen print in up to 10 colours2 Plus digitally print on to textiles3 Have an expert design and sampling team4 Our raw materials are sourced ethically & sustainably5 Our factory is fully equipped with the latest equipment6 Our inks are mixed to the highest specifications7 Make all our own screens8 Manufacture all our products in our well-equipped & skilled sewing unit9 And offer a complete finishing and packing service10

Specialist Designers, Printers & Manufacturers of Tea Towels, Bags, Aprons, Household Textiles & Cushions Plus a Wide Range of Other Giftware Products

Countryside Art Ltd (a family business now managed by a brother and sister team Lawrence Chapman and Kathy Brookes) was started in 1975 by their parents John and Margery Chapman. The company quickly became established as a leading player in the tea towels and quality giftware market and has now grown to be one of the largest companies in this field.

With over 40 years’ experience in textile printing, and working from a state-of-the-art modern purpose–built factory equipped with the latest technology, we have become acknowledged experts in the field of quality and complex direct screen printing on to tea towels, aprons, bags and kitchen textiles.

We were the leaders in our market in moving to digital textile printing using pigment inks. With the very first digital machine of its kind in the UK installed over three years ago, and now with a second latest generation machine, we are able to offer small runs of superb quality full colour digital printing on to all of our textile products.

Our company is unique in that everything is created in-house from design through print to final manufacture.* Our cotton is woven and finished to our specific requirements allowing us to maintain superb levels of quality plus ensuring our supply chain is both ethical and sustainable.

Our very talented and experienced design team (including two of the best textile colour separators in the UK) offer a huge amount of input during the actual artwork stages of all our products. In addition, guidance from our very helpful Sales team allows the addition of bespoke manufacturing features such as labelling and trimmings plus the ability to have products individually designed to the customer’s own specifications. Plus we offer a wide range of attractive personalised packaging options which are designed and printed in-house. We also offer low minimum orders and fast delivery times.

Finally our products all pass through a rigorous quality control system ensuring you will be 100% satisfied with the quality of the work you receive.

In order to offer a complete range of giftware options to our customers, we produce a large range of mugs, melamine, paper products and garments. These can be designed to complement and co-ordinate with our textile products.

The website is divided into four categories: Trade/Wholesale, School Fundraising, Retail and Commemorative/Fundraising enabling you to find the section that relates to your enquiry more easily.

For our Trade and Wholesale customers we offer a very discreet service to those wishing to offer tea towels, bags and kitchen textiles to their own customers but under their own name.

With School Fundraising we were the first company in the UK back in the mid-1970s to invent the ‘School Tea Towel’. Despite having many imitators we have remained the market leader over all these years. We put a huge amount of care and attention in to every aspect of our school fundraising products and, with so many years of experience, understand how to reproduce the children’s artwork to the best possible standards.

For our Retail customers we have built up a very good knowledge over the years of what sells and how to produce winning designs and ranges. We are also able to develop bespoke display packaging to suit each outlet. It is no surprise we count so many of the country’s top visitor attractions and organisations amongst our customers.

Finally our Commemorative and Fundraising customers know that our low minimum runs and superb quality ensures they can maximise the profits on sales of our giftware. We can assist in the production of attractive designs from customer’s own artwork and concepts. We deal with a wide variety of customers from some of the largest charities in the country to churches, clubs and societies etc. All receive our best possible attention.

Because we care passionately about the quality of the products we sell, our customers return time and time again. We believe in offering a service which is not only competitive and professional but also a friendly and pleasant experience.

Should you need any more information regarding our products and services our dedicated Sales Team are always at hand to help. If you would like to know even more about Countryside Art please click on our blog for further interesting information.

* With the exception of the mugs and melamine which, once designed are sent out for final manufacture to other UK companies working on our behalf.

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