In 1953, while working at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Laura Ashley became inspired by a display of intricate patchworks and the rest is history! Laura and her husband Bernard, began printing designs on fabric at the kitchen table of their tiny flat.
Laura and her family moved to Wales in 1960, where they first opened a shop in Macchynlleth. Laura's love of all things Victorian led to the long silhouette and feminine styles, which would become the company's trademark, and was right on trend at the end of the 1960s as fashion switched from the mini to the maxi. By 1975 the company had grown faster than anyone could have predicted with over 40 shops and employing 1,000 worldwide. Laura shifted her attention from fashion to fabrics, and the company launched its first full home furnishings line. By the end of the 1970’s the company had expanded to over 70 Laura Ashley shops worldwide.
In 1979, Laura and Bernard moved from Wales to northern France, where Laura would find new inspiration. The style of new aspirations took on a grander, more country house look. The same look we still see today.
Today the brand can be found in over 23,000 retail stores throughout North America. The Laura Ashley product line represents a broad range of premium filled bedding offering soft fabrics paired with comforting fillings. Laura Ashley bedding products include a full range of pillows, mattress pads and toppers, comforters,blankets and more.
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