Established in 1981 by Jean Monro, daughter of the famous decorator of the 1920s Mrs Geraldine Monro, Jean decided to reproduce and market the favourite designs used by her mother over the years and Turnell & Gigon took up the reins in 1998. Jean Monro Ltd is renowned for its English chintzes, producing traditional English prints from archive material, printed on the finest cloths and without compromise.
Wherever possible, their fabrics are printed in England using traditional methods. Jean Monro is one of the very few companies still editing hand-block designs. This process requires an apprenticeship of several years, often involves hundreds of different blocks and naturally, takes a long time to produce. The effect achieved is worth the wait however, as it produces a look that cannot be satisfactorily copied by any other method.