The Lakeland story began in 1963. Alan Rayner, an animal feed salesman, had the idea of providing local farmers with polythene bags for packing poultry. He set up a mail order business with his wife Dorothy, supplying agricultural plastics and home-freezing products from the garage of their Windermere home in the Lake District.
Now based in large, modern, purpose-built premises in both Windermere and Kendal, Lakeland has around 4000 products in its range and produces around 18 catalogues each year - these are sent to over one million households around 18 catalogues each year - these are sent to over one million households around the world! The mail order business has grown from a few parcels sent out from the local post office to over 6000 parcels despatched from our Kendal Despatch Centr....