Calico Laine was first established in 1973 by David & Wendy Baker who ran a number of successful stalls in their local markets at Birkenhead, Chester, Great Homer Street (Liverpool), Neston and Oswestry. Over time, demand for the products became so great that 18 years ago David & Wendy decided to move away from the market scene and open a retail store full time.
David & Wendy had such great success with their first shop that in the summer of 2006, Calico Laine opened its online e-commerce store in order to better fulfill national and international demand for its products. Such was the success of this venture that in August 2008 we opened a 2500 square feet unit as part of our planned expansion for our e-commerce store and mail order department. During the early summer of 2009 it was necessary to open a third unit to enable us to carry more stock as our online presence grew. Our units in Neston, Cheshire now span some 4500 square feet and are now our main base for online sales.
From their humble beginnings in 1973, the husband and wife team have nurtured and grown a thriving enterprise which now employs 11 staff including daughter Helen and son Mark, who is now a full time Managing Director of Calico Laine. David and Wendy still hold dear their principles of quality products and excellent service. At heart, we are still a family run business with great passion and an expert knowledge about what we sell. It is these values and principles that set us apart from our competitors and will enable us to grow whilst never losing sight of what is still so important to us and to our valued customers.
Since 2006, Calico Laine has been running an ever-expanding mail order division. Through our mail order division we have brought our vast range of quality Fabrics, Haberdashery, Crafts goods and Diamante items to doorsteps all over the UK.
Our online objective is to offer our huge range of products at unbeatable prices supported by passionate and in-depth product knowledge.
Our site allows to you to buy goods 24hrs a day, all year round!
Please take the time to browse our site. If you would like to talk to someone, any orders and enquires can be made by calling our friendly sales team on 0151 336 3939 (non UK residents dial +44 151 336 3939).
Our 4500 square foot units in Neston, Cheshire are open to the public with no appointment necessary, so please feel free to come and have a look around. We also have another retail branch situated in the centre of Liscard, Wirral which is a two storey shop full of the goods you can see here online & more!
Retail Store Opening Times:
Monday - Friday: 09.00 - 17.00 Saturday: 09.30 - 16.30
Retail Store Car parking
There is a free car park outside of our Neston branch.
There is public pay & display car park next door to our shop in Liscard.