About Us

Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Drakensburg Mountains and nestled among the rolling fields and winding roads of the Midlands Meander, lies a charming little upmarket linen retailing outlet and local landmark. Linen Loft offers an exclusive shopping experience for the discerning buyer who values quality and appreciates the personal touch – both of which are evident in all of Linen Loft’s exquisite home textiles and accessories. From our range of eclectic cushions to our 400 thread 100% cotton percale duvet covers, every item sold at Linen Loft is of the highest quality, making it comfortably yours...

While our offerings extend from the bedroom to the bathroom and just about everything in-between, we specialise in beautiful bed linen and only use high quality cottons in our products. Our classic designs and superior craftsmanship reflects our timeless appreciation for sophistication and beauty. The Linen Loft style is typically understated in a neutral palate and makes use of local fabrics, local labour and local manufacturers – true to the very essence of the Midlands Meander.

In addition, Linen Loft guarantees a certain measure of exclusivity, as the linen is deliberately not mass produced and marketed. In fact, items can be personalised and embroidered according to most specifications and requests, so long as sufficient lead-time is given. It is perhaps this measure of distinction that makes us so popular within the hospitality industry too, as the Linen Loft is a regular supplier to a number of respected lodges and B&Bs throughout the country.

Our Staff

Linen Loft has a proud history and solid reputation in the textile industry, thanks largely to the experienced contributions of owner and director, Jim Funnell. Throughout his 26 years in the textile industry as an Industrial Engineer, first with Da Gama and then with Mooi River Textiles, Jim has become familiar with all the processes of fabric manufacturing from the spinning of the yarn to the weaving and fabric processing. Later he was to become involved in the home textile manufacture. He also gained a wealth of valuable contacts in the industry over this time – all of which stood him in excellent stead to be at the helm of the immensely popular Linen Loft. 

Jim is supported by his wife Laureen, whose natural eye for quality and detail puts her at the centre of ordering stock and managing requests for customised items. Laureen is also the face of the company as she generously shares her knowledge and passion for her products with Linen Loft patrons on a daily basis.

Jim and Laureen are ably assisted by Farida who also has a wealth of experience in the manufacturing of home textiles and the preparations of samples for exclusive retail outlets.

Jim and Laureen also have a passion for the local community and believe in empowering their staff to achieve optimum performance levels and to ensure that each skill set is nurtured and grown. Staff who come to work for Linen Loft generally stay and become a part of the ‘comfortably yours’ family.

You are invited to experience the epitome of our unique Meander brand of hospitality at the Linen Loft in the Midlands Meander, comfortably yours.


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