Franklins gone bust?
I need to get a down bag cleaned but I'm having trouble getting contact info for W.E.Franklins. The website seems to have vanished. Anyone have a telephone number?
Is it possible they've gone bust? In which case, are there any alternatives to get down items professionally cleaned? I've only used Franklins before.
0114 268 6161
I spoke to them in Dec & they had issues with their website. I have a link to their new site at home but it isn't an obvious address from memory & didn't come up on any searches I did
I cant find them - and all the internet gossip appears to be pointing to a change in business (they havent gone buts but it isnt clear if they are still doing cleaning)
Alpkit now suggest another company
Definitely still in business, called them y'day to ask about getting a couple of bags cleaned. Same place, same prices (£38/bag including return postage).
Rab still recommend them and the address/phone is as given by Rab.
Echoing Ross's experience I called them last time this came up (within the last month) because I couldn't really find them through the web and I was concerned that a Really Good Company might have gone... and I was assured that although they had web problems business was very much as usual if you wanted a bag cleaned.
I've never heard a bad word about their cleaning service, and I know plenty of folk who've used it.
Just so it's on the record for whoever finds this thread at some point in the future, the company Alpkit is now recommending is currently:
PO BOX 20, Grange-Over-Sands, Cumbria, LA11 6WR, England, UK
+44 1539 536333
As have Rab. Were Franklins then someone else & now back to Franklins.
Alpkits recommendation is also a quality outfit
That's the company Rab were recommending for a while.
Have they done a good job?
I've used Mountaineering Designs (see above) about 20 years ago to have down topped up in an old bag & it was a good job. They wil also reshell down. Dunno about shell repairs - worth a call.
I think I will give them my business for the bag I need cleaning.
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