With over 100 years of experience, Harrison have learned that if they're going to make a beautiful bed, they have got to do it all themselves.
The beds don’t start out life in a factory, but on a 300-acre farm in North Yorkshire. Here they rear sheep for their wool and grow the fibres that go into the mattress fillings. Harrison don’t do this because it is easier. It takes them a year to grow the ingredients for one mattress. Harrison do it because better ingredients make a better bed.
A good night’s sleep doesn’t happen by accident and at Harrison, there are no shortcuts to quality. They carefully select the finest natural fillings for the luxury mattresses, so it is only right that the same attention to detail goes into their British craftsmanship.
At the factory in Yorkshire, every mattress, divan, headboard and bed frame is hand made by skilled crafters. From upholstering each headboard, to tailoring and hand tufting all mattresses, each bed in the factory is crafted to the customer's individual order.
In tailor-making a Harrison bed, the most valuable tools are a set of hands. These are not just any hands. They belong to craftsmen like Andy Davis. In one week, Andy will stitch unique mattresses using a 12-inch needle and a lot of patience. After doing this for 25 years, he's got it down to a fine art. An art that a machine will never be able to master.
These time-honoured techniques have often been passed from generation to generation, resulting in beautiful, bespoke beds that are of the highest quality and represent the bed in British manufacturing.