More Than Aprons
Who are we
More Than Aprons is the online shop of P & N L Moore.
We manufacture and sell a range of Half Aprons, Pinafores, Pinarettes, Tabards and Waitress Aprons. We know our aprons, we make them to high quality standard using proven techniques and patterns.
Our modern range of aprons and pinafores is complemented by our classic vintage pinarette designs.
We sometimes use coloured tapes on our aprons to trim and enhance the colours of the fabrics and that makes our aprons a little different .
We manufacture our aprons using mainly 100% cotton cloths with florals stripes, spots and other prints in contemporary, traditional and vintage designs.
We know you’re going to like our aprons and want to buy them, that’s why we have a large stock of aprons in many designs, colours and trims for you to choose from.
Our family business started in the early 1970’s when Margaret Rose opened her first sweets and tobacco shop “Rose’s” in Coventry.
By the late 1970’s there were several shops and a wholesale business “J B Rose Wholesale“.
Based in Leamington spa “J B Rose Wholesale“ supplied local shops with stationery, toys, gifts, ladies, gents and children’s clothing.
The 1980’s saw the retail business increase with the addition of ladies and children’s wear shops. The wholesale side of our business was booming and we acquired our first factory “ P & N L Moore”. Situated in Redditch “ P & N L Moore”. had been making aprons for many years.
As we introduced new cloth prints and apron styles the sales of aprons grew annually. Today a lot of the older apron designs have been replaced with new styles in more modern colours. Our pinarette however, now classed as a vintage apron, sells very well in the new colourful cotton prints.
The early 1990’s saw the acquisition of our second factory “Rosemann Greenhouses”. A totally different business , manufacturing aluminium greenhouses and accessories.
By the mid 1990’s our manufacturing businesses were flourishing and exporting goods to Europe. A decision was made to focus more on the manufacturing side of our family business.
By 2004 all the shops and the wholesale unit had been disposed of and we were able to focus on developing our manufacturing business.
Both P & N L Moore and Rosemann Greenhouses thrived in the tough market place of the new century. In 2010, after 40 years of being in business, some of the founder members and the next generation started planning the next step in the future of the business.
Today, we manufacture lots of things not yet on the More Than Aprons online shop and we are eager to bring you more new products. Using the internet, Our online shop morethanaprons.co.uk will be bursting with more aprons, new ideas, bags and gifts and who knows maybe even a greenhouse or two.
So make sure you pop back from time to time to see all the new exciting things at morethanaprons.co.uk. because the new custodians of our family business, promise you, you wont be disappointed.
David Rose & Jeff Rose
P & N L MOORE Trading as More Than Aprons
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