The learned industry expert Robert Lancaster Gaye is celebrating his golden anniversary in the textile sector with a 30-year career as one of the founding directors of Tradelinens, an ethical textile supplier for the luxury hotel industry. Tradelinens supplies some of the best known names in the hotel industry with bed, bath and table linen, including The Dorchester, The Ned London and Nobu Ibiza.
In 1970 Robert graduated in architecture for a job in a small textile warehouse in London, from where he expanded his career to become one of the best experts in the luxury hotel linen industry.
Robert is not only the man who made a million beds, he also introduced Tradelinens as the first British member of the Better Cotton Initiative.
As Robert celebrates, the company is also preparing to supply all of its filled products and textiles to its latest luxury space, The Pig, which will soon open in Harlyn Bay. The Pig is the seventh hotel in The Pig's portfolio with 26 rooms and four shepherd's huts and is scheduled to open in May 2020.
"It is an honor to celebrate such a milestone in the industry that I love so much," said Robert Lancaster Gaye. "What could be nicer than working with one of the most anticipated hotels to open this year!"
Robert Lancaster Gaye, who founded Tradelinens with Joe Molloy, celebrated his 50th anniversary in the industry on February 20 at The Dorchester, one of Tradelinens' oldest partners.