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10th August 2018
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British made heritage goes international with Thomas Crapper
Established in Britain in the 1860s, Thomas Crapper has always been a quintessentially English bathroom manufacturer. While it remains true to its roots, its heritage and 'Made In Britain' label are making it as popular overseas as it has always been in the UK.
As the creator of the first bathroom showroom in 1870, Thomas Crapper publicised the toilet at a time when no-one spoke of such 'necessities'. Fast forward 150 years and consumers around the world are familiar with the brand and keen to know more about its history and where home sanitisation began.
Demonstrating just how international the brand has become, Thomas Crapper recently welcomed a film crew from South Korea. The team from Thomas Crapper showed them around the new warehouse in Huddersfield and owner Adam Mosley was interviewed on the history of toilets and Thomas's part in that story. The film crew then visited the Thomas Crapper retailer, Bathroom Boutique in Hebden Bridge, where they were hosted by Dave Bradbury and Georgina Hoyle, together with Adam Mosley and Paul Dwyer from Thomas Crapper.
This visit follows the continued overseas expansion of Thomas Crapper including the installation of displays in the fantastic ColourLiving showroom in Hong Kong. These displays present the brand's latest collection of bathroom fittings to consumers looking for classically styled sanitaryware and fittings.
"When people think of Thomas Crapper they immediately think of its history," comments Paul Dwyer, managing director. "It is this heritage that is making the brand so popular internationally, as the Made In Britain goes a long way in symbolising quality and style."
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