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Our Approach and Business Model


We promote skills by supporting makers and encouraging more people to learn traditional techniques through our unique apprenticeship programmes. We intend to become a circular business where nothing is wasted and our products are not only beautiful, but long-lasting, repairable and recyclable.

For managing our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, we use the framework of the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). We have set near term scope 1 & 2 targets and will be publishing an annual update on our baseline and reductions.

Business Model

Soane employs 109 people, with 99 in the UK and 10 in North America. Nearly a third of our British based team are craftspeople. Every design – fabrics, furniture, lighting, upholstery, and wallpapers – is made in the UK. We use local and imported raw materials.

Our purpose is to design and make enduring and life-enhancing furniture, lighting, fabrics and wallpapers while nurturing traditional craft skills across Britain through collaborations with a network of some of the very best craftspeople.

Every single one of our makers is based in the UK and we work with 39 independent craft workshops around Britain. Raw materials, from cotton to rattan, are sourced from suppliers globally.

Soane Britain has showrooms in London and New York.