Natural Hessian Empire Lampshade
Every Munro and Kerr lampshade is made to order and by hand to your requirements in our south London studio.
Our hessian is woven from the fibers of the jute plant. The jute fiber comes from the inner stem of the jute plant which is first stripped of its outer non-fibrous layer revealing the inner fibers that are between 1 and 4 meters long. These fibers are then spin and woven directly into fabric.
Jute is a rain fed crop with little need for fertilizer or pesticides in contrast to cottons heavy requirements, it is therefore considered to be a more sustainable material.
We have been searching for a natural texture for our lampshades with for a while now, and we are delighted to be able to offer this new product to you. The hessian has been laminated to a plain white PVC, and provides a wonderful warm and comforting glow when lit.
The specialist PVC linings we use to create our lampshades have all passed the glow wire test carried out by the Lighting Association. They are flame retardant, UV stable (doesn’t discolour over time) and have also been anti static treated (minimising the attraction of dust).
The colour of the lampshade frame will be white.
All our bindings are made from 100% cotton with a herringbone weave.
We offer a choice of coloured trim as standard : White, Cream, Stone, Black, Navy, Blue, Green, Pale Green and Red.
If you would like one of our non standard colours: Brown, Pale Blue, Yellow, Orange, Wine, Pale Grey, Pale Pink and Fuchsia, then please do get in touch.
If you are unable to find the exact shape, size or trim or fitting that you are looking for, please take a look at our bespoke lampshade making service.
We are able to work with you to help source alternative papers, colours, trims, linings and sizes to suit your interior scheme.