Lloyd Flanders Collections
The Lloyd Loom process was invented by Marshall B. Lloyd and was patented in 1917. The process involves weaving cellulose strands into wicker fabric. Lloyd Flanders has since advanced the original technology, producing a continuous strand that will not burr, crack or peel, resulting in a consistently smooth weave. Each strand in the fabric's wrap is constructed of twisted cellulose fibers immersed in glue to prevent unraveling. In the welt, the strands are reinforced with aluminum wire for added strength and resilience. Following the welting process, the wicker is completely submerged in a resin emulsion and baked to form a flexible coating, which provides additional protection from moisture. The wicker is then contoured over a sturdy aluminum.