Saffron Marigold is a luxury, handmade linen company that prides itself in hand workmanship, fair trade practices and traditional style.
Each piece of linen is painstakingly hand printed from wooden blocks that are created by hand in a labor-intensive carving process.
The beautiful Emerald Mandala letter holder features two pockets to hold your mail.
Anisha Ghosh is the talented artist and designer behind the company Saffron Marigold and designs all the linens offered on their website. Although not a designer by education (she has a Masters degree in Human Resources), she surrendered to her love for Indian textiles and decided to pursue it as her vocation. After traveling extensively through out India researching various traditional handcrafted textiles, and building relationships with several artisans, she launched Saffron Marigold in 2005. They carry a wide selection of linens that includes bedspreads, duvet covers, tablecloths, cushion covers and accessories. Their pieces add a touch of Bohemian sophistication to the home.
In Saffron Marigold, she wanted to mirror the philosophy behind the slow clothes movement wherein textiles are created with an eye to safeguarding traditional crafts and the human impact of production rather than mechanized mass production. Saffron Marigold was born out of a desire to provide the discerning customer a choice to own bedding and linens that have a story to tell. Pieces that have been created by human hands, and that somehow have imprinted upon their fibers generations of skill, culture, and tradition. Anisha said that all the handcrafted linens sold on Saffron Marigold have sound karma, meaning that, while Saffron Marigold is a for profit small business, they are fully committed to arts and crafts revival and Fair Trade as a means to safeguard traditional crafts, create employment, and promote economic self-sufficiency. Which, anyway you cut it, always makes me feel much better about buying, knowing that it's also benefiting the people who make it. Check out their website here.