The Christy story begins in 1850 with the invention of the towel as we know it today.... Henry Christy returned to England from Constantinople with a sample of looped pile fabric which was new to the Western World. After studying the fabric along with his inventor brother, a machine was created which allowed terry towelling to be produced on a large scale. Christy strong knowledge of cotton gained from over 170 years in textiles has meant the bed linen is now as well regarded as the towels. All lovingly designed in the company's studio in Cheadle, the bedding boasts high thread counts, intricate embroidery and beautifully woven designs in a combination of classic and contemporary styling. By embracing new yarn technologies, such as Hygro Cotton, and by producing season on-trend designs, it is certain that Christy will continue to innovate.