A 101-year-old building that used to be a garage and auto-repair shop. A sunny rural town on the East Coast of New Zealand’s North Island. A man whose love of fashion and textiles sent him on a journey around the world. And a linen brand of exceptional quality.
That man is our founder, Gregory Davidson. His obsession with textile design began in the Louvre, Paris where he was privileged to access the textile treasures of Europe. Captivated by weaves of intrigue and craftsmanship of the past, he was inspired to a career in fabric.
In the fashion houses of New York, Greg became a recognised textile designer of distinction. After fifteen years, he was headhunted and appointed Creative Director for Sheridan Sydney, Australia.
Now based in Shanghai, as an independent designer and consultant, Greg places himself on the frontier of textile manufacturing, and global trend. In China, he develops his own designs and facilitates the manufacture of innovative products for textile design houses around the world.
As an industry leader, Greg's knowledge of the factories of China ensures a product that engenders the trust and confidence of his clients. To streamline client service Davidson has established offices in his homeland New Zealand and Australia.
George Street Linen is a dynamic platform for personal passion and a dedication to the best the world can offer.