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1830

Hines calls Oxford home.  In 1830 Mr William Hine started his Gentleman's Tailors & Outfitters on the Oxford High Street, W P Hine & Co.  With the many colleges that make up the University of Oxford within easy walking distance of Mr Hine's retail shop, W P Hine & Co had exclusive arrangements to supply gowns, mortar boards, suits, ties and other formal and sports wear with each College's crests and colours.

With such a good relationship with each Oxford College, the company grew from strength to strength and within a short number of years W P Hine & Co became the leading Outfitter on the Oxford High Street.

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1950

In 1950 the Hine family sold the business to the Robertson family who continued the outfitting tradition in Oxford for nearly three further decades supplying an international clientele with fine quality suits and college-wear before selling the company in 1979.

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Hines of Oxford worked closely with Blenheim Palace to create a range of custom tapestry products to sell in the giftshop.  Most notably Hines designed and wove a range of cushions, footstools and other home accessories with the Duke of Marlborough's coat of arms across them.  These striking products are beautifully displayed all year round for discerning visitors to buy.

 
 

1979

Keen to bring only the finest quality textile products to the world, Mr Robertson then visited the traditional weaving region of Flanders in France and Belgium.  Discovering beautiful tapestries he then brought back some exquite peices for sale in the United Kingdom.  Once back in the UK the first tapestry catalogue was planned and printed for distribution.

The modest collection that Hines tapestries first started with was received very well generating interest from all over the country and further afield from print advertising.  Hines quickly became the market leader in the United Kingdom for tapestries and tapestry cushions collecting a lot of expertise in the founding few years. 

1982

As Hines continued to grow, the third generation of the family joined the business in 1982 further establishing Hines already reknowned reputation for only the finest quality tapestries.

After trading for 3 years the tapestry collection had grown quite significantly offering a varied collection for quick delivery from stock.

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1987

In order to serve a growing clientele better and to enable the business to experience more growth, new business premises were acquired on the London side of Oxford.  With excellent road and rail links and good parking facilities these new premised allowed customers to view tapestries in a central showroom environment within one hour from London.

These showrooms are still used by Hines today...

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2010

With the importance of eccomerce growing, Hines of Oxford launched its first website which was a great sucess.  Offering a limited collection of its tapestries, cushions and oak furniture for viewing online proved popular with clients and since then Hines have continued to innovate and relaunch its website every few years.

With a new website came a re-brand to the brand you see today which reflects the traditional values of the company.

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2011

At the end of 2011 the fourth generation of the family joins the business continuing in the footsteps of Great-Grandfather, Grandfather and Father before ensuring consistancy of Hines values over the years.

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2017

Hines of Oxford continue to innovate and grow by developing its online presence and creating new ways for its clients to experience tapestry in their own home creating a following on discerning customers from accross the globe.

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