Our Story

Our story began 70 years ago when Julian Greibach, father to Francis and Charles, and grandfather to Joshua, opened his first Lancashire-based textile business in 1947. By the mid-1980s the Company, then named Rectella, had become one of the largest manufacturers of home textiles in the UK.

The second and third generations of the family have continued to drive the business forward, building on its rich British heritage and intrinsic family values, evolving it in to the destination multi-channel home furnishings retailer that it has become today.

Inspirational ideas, exceptional value and genuine quality are the cornerstones of the Julian Charles brand. Attention to detail, affordable style, inspiring ideas and Great British design are our lifeblood.

What we stand for

Our mission is to be the Company that you turn to with confidence for home furnishings that are luxurious yet affordable and which will bring that special indulgence to your home.

What started as a small range of ready-made curtains has become a full range of home furnishing, bedding, curtain, gift and bathroom collections.

The differing experiences and expertise of the three generations of the family have driven the evolution of the business. Experiences of fine yarns and fabrics brought about our luxurious jacquard curtain collections, while a passion for seasonal trends and fashions directed our printed linens and accessories.

Over the past 70 years, we have evolved from a manufacturer of ready-made curtains to a multi-channel retailer with over 180 stores across the UK. We pour our passion for quality and detail into everything we do. We rigorously test and benchmark our products against stringent quality checks to give you the peace of mind that you are buying from a trusted brand that cares about the finest detail.

Working closely with charity partners is something that Julian Charles, as both a business and a family, has always been passionate about. We are fully committed to raising money for and awareness of our very worthy charity partners and look to make a difference for them wherever we can.

A name synonymous with quality

We develop products that we know you will love, from classic heritage to trend-led signature pieces. We pride ourselves on being a brand that understands premium quality and delivers beyond your expectations.

There is a piece and place for everyone.

We hope you enjoy our collections as much as we have enjoyed bringing them to you.