About us


Originality and cutting edge design are at the forefront of the Zinc Textile brand.   Seductive, tactile and urban, Zinc takes its inspiration from the heady heights of 1970s style.  Skilfully integrated collections in a predominantly monochromatic palette with accents of vibrant colour, Zinc presents a luxe versatility with unexpected elements that keep the collections refreshingly different. 

 

                               

 

Designer Profile: 


Justin Marr and Joanna Ledgard are the designers behind the Zinc Textile brand.  In 2008 Justin met Jonathan Mould, CEO of Romo and agreed to develop a new, masculine home textiles brand, Zinc Textile was then launched in January 2010.  Justin has long been fascinated by the the glamorous, hedonistic style of the 1970s, championed by figures such as Roy Halston and René Gruau, which is reflected in the style of his most recent fabric collections and the furniture he has used to style Zinc from the beginning. 

 

The Romo Group: 


Established in 1902, Romo is a family run business, based in Nottinghamshire, UK.  The company designs and markets exclusive furnishing and upholstery fabrics, wallcoverings and trimmings for residential and contract interiors.  There are currently six design houses operating under The Romo Group:Romo, Black Edition, Mark Alexander, Zinc Textile, Villa Nova and Kirkby Design, each with its own signature style and colour palette.  Design creativity and the highest level of product and service are central to the ethos of the company.  For more information on the company please visit www.romo.com

 

Marketing  & Distribution:


Zinc collections are launched annually in January through our worldwide network of agents and distributors allowing the exclusive collections international brand recognition in over 70 countries.   Zinc has a stand alone showroom at Chelsea Wharf, London where iconic pieces of furniture by designers such as Milo Baughman, Tobia Scarpa, Michel Ducaroy and Michel Mangematin have been used to showcase the ever growing fabric collections.  The collections also have a prominent presence in the Romo showrooms in London, New York, Miami, Chicago, Munich and Cl. Houten, Holland as well as being represented in agent showrooms around the world.  The showrooms enable designers, decorators and their clients to view the complete range of our collections on large hangers, showing the designs and colours to the best effect.   Pattern books and waterfalls are the showcase of our collections and are used by retailers and interior designers across the globe.  All our waterfalls and pattern books are produced in-house at our head office site in Nottingham. By producing our own pattern books we ensure the highest level of quality, maintain excellent stock levels and despatch books both quickly and efficiently.   The company invests annually in high profile advertising campaigns for each brand, in prestigious UK and European interior magazines, to support our customers and maintain brand recognition in the media.  

 

                                   

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Customer Service:


The Romo Group is dedicated to offering the highest level of customer service.  A direct link to the main computer system enables the overseas offices to give up-to-the-minute stock levels on all products.  The fully computerised warehouse system permits all orders placed before 2pm to be despatched the same day.  Once despatched a bar coded ticketing and tracking system allows each order to be efficiently tracked at every point of transit by our sales advisors in the UK and abroad.   Our fast processing of orders coupled with the speed of our transportation partners ensures our delivery service is one of the most efficient in the industry.