Monday, July 21, 2008

SAFFRON MARIGOLD LUXURY LINENS

Moonlit Taj pillow cover

Saffron Marigold is a luxury, handmade linen company that prides itself in hand workmanship, fair trade practices and traditional style.

Pink Paisley Tablecloth


Each piece of linen is painstakingly hand printed from wooden blocks that are created by hand in a labor-intensive carving process.



Wedding Day Tab Top Curtain Panel

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.

15 comments:

Tara said...

Anne

these are just gorgeous, so carefully made!

annechovie said...

Hi Tara! Yes, the really are beautiful!

My Notting Hill said...

Love these - very beautiful. I'm partial to the name of the compnay too - my daughter's middle name is Marigold (she has a traditional first name!)

annechovie said...

Hi Michele!
Thanks for our comment - Marigold is a lovely middle name!

Cote de Texas said...

that curtain panel reminds me of the Les Indiennes fabric co. but they don't do anything fancy like this. am leaving to go to their web site right now!

Ashley L. said...

oooooooh! indian blockprint is always inspiring to me! if you like this kind of decor check out fabindia :)

annechovie said...

Hi Joni~ You should check them out - their pries are quite reasonable.

Hello Ashley,
Thanks for commenting and I will follow your suggestion!

pve design said...

Love these and they remind me of Liberty Prints.
The name is great too and the philosophy of sharing the wealth in a creative way.

Discount Designer Fabrics Online said...

The work that goes into Marigold's block carving is so intricate and detailed, then to apply these blocks, by hand, to her linens, is so incredible. I will keep Saffron Marigoldin mind the drapery for a future window treatment. Thanks for sharing this 'art'.

Denise
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annechovie said...

You are right, Patricia! They do look a bit like Liberty and I love their philosophy, too.

annechovie said...

Denise,
Thanks for stopping by - glad you enjoyed the post. Thanks! Have a great week!

Monika Dubska said...

Waw I love them!
So good

Hope to hear from you!
Take care,
Monika ♥

annechovie said...

Hi Monika,
Thanks for visiting - hope you return often. Have a great week!

{this is glamorous} said...

What a beautiful, beautiful line! Love the philosophy behind the company as well. Just lovely.

xo
R.

annechovie said...

Hi Rosaline~
Thanks! Yes, their product and philosophy are both terrific. Hope you are well!

 
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