About Us - Propress steamers

Inspired by fashion. Powered by steam

Propress was founded by fashion importer and entrepreneur Brian Fillery in 1980 and was the first British company to create professional garment and fabric steamers for leading fashion houses in the UK and Europe.

Today, we are a steam-powered global business exporting to five continents and over 30 countries, and still making what are widely regarded as the best steamers on the market.

How it all began

Like every great product, the Propress steamer was invented to solve an industry problem. Fillery knew that appearances mattered in fashion retail and the need to reduce time between product delivery and display was key to sales.

Confident that fashion buyers and merchandisers would go wild for the restorative power of steam, Fillery and business partner Tim Oliver built their first steamer in the summer of 1983 and Propress was born.

Full steam ahead

Over 40 years since it all began, the Propress steamer is still first choice for fashion professionals around the world. And we continue to do what we do best: creating the world's best steamers and championing steaming as a more natural, efficient and sustainable way to care for all of life’s essential fabrics.

In short, we love what we do and we live for living fabrics.

For Living Fabrics

We are proud to create innovative products for people who want clothing and furnishings to look better and live longer. Through creativity, insight, and exceptional service, we will continue to meet their needs and become number one for professional and high performance steamers in the process.

Insight & Innovation

We were inspired to make our first steamers because we saw what the fashion industry needed. This insight continues to drive our business forward, helping us to evolve our products and services with the people that use them.

Originality & Excellence

The pursuit of originality and excellence is our daily mantra when it comes to product development and service delivery. We won’t settle for anything less because we are immensely proud of our pioneering heritage and passionate about creating innovative fabric care solutions.

Human & Hands-On

We take genuine delight in making our customers happy. We know our products inside out so feel an enormous sense of pride and satisfaction when they meet the needs of the people that use them.

Retailers using the Propress garment steamer


Customer service at Propress is excellent. If you come to them with an issue they deal with it promptly and their aftercare is second to none

UK Charity

We always receive an efficient and personable service from the Propress team, they are more than happy to go the extra mile in order to meet our requirements.

Ralph Lauren

I don’t think I've ever had such Great customer service! 5* Thank you for all your help, and as I said, if you ever need a hat!

Thank you so much for your help and prompt service last week with our steamer. We will be recommending Propress for customer care, fantastic advice and service, well done.

Thank you for your truly excellent service and kindness. Everything went according to plan and I received the steamer today at 8.30. Bravo to the delivery Company you used.

It is such a rarity to actually be able to get through on the telephone to a living person given the times in which we live. Please keep doing the same thing.

Worked for a design company many years ago. The Propress is as good now as it was then - top marks.

An amazing piece of kit. How did we ever live without one of these? The 2 litre tank means you can steam a lot of garments before having to wait to refill the tank.

My wife recently purchased a much cheaper one for her shop, but we opted for this one for home use and she (having used both) says the difference is dramatic.

The staff at Propress have always been an absolute dream to work with. All of our orders are efficiently processed and our needs are always met, no matter how late in the day.

Ted Baker

Simply the best! This is the third steamer I've owned and beats the others hands down. Everything about this steamer has the look and feel of quality, making it a joy to use.

What an excellent team Propress are, and I would never look to use anyone else! Thanks for your endless hard word guys - we love you here at Ted!

Ted Baker


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