Luxury British bed maker, Vispring, recently welcomed Her Royal Highness, The Countess of Wessex to its Plymouth factory. The Countess of Wessex enjoyed a tour of the facilities, and met many of Vispring’s master craftsmen, before officially opening the company’s new showroom.
As active supporters of the Campaign for Wool, both her Royal Highness and Vispring are passionate about the use of British wool. Vispring is proud to use more Platinum Certfied pure British fleece wool than any other bed maker in the world, and the factory team were able to show The Countess of Wessex exactly how the precious fibre is used within Vispring’s luxurious beds.
As a major local employer, Vispring was also keen to highlight its apprenticeship program and commitment to ensuring that its specialist bed-making skills are passed on to future generations.
Vispring’s training coordinator, Jenny Lambert, explained the company’s training initiatives before its newest recruit, Radoslav Grudlev, demonstrated how to side-stitch a mattress by hand. Her Royal Highness then took the opportunity to try her own hand at side stitching.
“We are very grateful to the Countess of Wessex for taking the time to visit our factory,” says Vispring’s operations director, Chris Harrison. “We are devoted to using only the finest natural materials and the highest standards of craftsmanship to make our bespoke beds and mattresses, so it has been a great honour to have the opportunity to show Her Royal Highness the process first hand.”