Our Story


The Cotton Store, and now Good Mats, evolved from our passion for natural home furnishing products.

Having moved on from our previous family business of design/manufacture of solid wooden furniture, Windsor Castle Furniture, and commercial interior consultancy, Toogood Design, we decided to follow our love of the natural honesty and character of hand-loomed Indian Cottons. We believed they should be made readily available in cut length from stock in-store rather than only to order. They were/are so unique, affordable and easy to decorate with. In due course we added, among many other furnishing products, the hand-loomed natural-fibre floor rugs and mats we sell today. They were an obvious addition to our product range and we import them directly from India.

Now, after 30 years in the world of home furnishing, we decided that a change of direction was timely. We have passed on the Indian Cottons to Annette Henry, who sells them through her studio, The Measure, here in Wellington; and we continue selling our floor rugs and mats directly online.

Please get in touch if you need help with size or style or anything, and if you'd like to come in and have a closer look just call or email to make an appointment.

 Looking forward to hearing from you soon

 Susie and John Toogood