Summary: Laura Ashley are having their warehouse sale which offers discount up to 80%. Products that offered are Fashion and Home item. Free Laura Ashley woven tissue holder with purchase of RM200 and above in a single receipt. Please don’t miss this final chance to grab great bargain item in 2011.
Company: Laura Ashley
Sales: from 9-11-2011 to 12-11-2011 (while stocks last)
Lot 18 Persiaran Selangor
Laura and Bernard Ashley started printing fabric on their kitchen table in London in 1953, following a Women’s Institute exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum on traditional handicrafts. Laura was inspired to make her own patchwork quilts, but couldn’t find any suitable fabrics in the shops, so the young enterprising couple decided to try producing their own. A £10 investment in wood for a screen, dyes and some linen, along with many trips to libraries to learn everything about fabric printing, kick started their fledgling attempts. At first they produced small squares with geometric patterns, which reflected the limited space in their tiny flat. Around this time the film Roman Holiday was released,and Audrey Hepburn’s headscarves in the film sparked a trend amongst young Italian girls which the Ashleys picked up on when they went on holiday to Italy in 1952. They realised that they had the means and ability to produce small scarves themselves, and within a short space of time, were selling in great quantities to shops including John Lewis and Heal’s. Alongside the scarves, the couple also produced tea towels and placemats, with designs from Victorian advertisements and playbills often with quirky, humorous images. Ashley Mountney Ltd became a registered company in 1954, joining Laura’s maiden name with their married name, but soon it was soon decided that the name of thecompany should be changed to Laura Ashley, to reflect better their products that had become so popular. The Ashleys moved from London to rural Kent in 1955, allowing more space to print and develop the company, but the whole operation was nearly wiped out in 1958, when the river Derwent overflowed and flooded the house, ruining printing equipment, fabrics and dyes. They opened a showroom in London in 1958, which showcased the breadth of the collections they were now producing, from small domestic items to large scale single panel printed textiles which were used by companies such as P&O.The Laura Ashley website www.lauraashley.com went live in October 2001, bringing a while new shopping experience to Laura Ashley customers. The company received the European Mail Order Days Award in 2003 in recognition of sales growth and quality of catalogues. In 2005 the company moved its production operations on to one site in Newtown, Powys, where it currently produces paint, wallpaper and made to measure curtains. The company has growing franchise operations all over the world, including the Far East, Australia, Scandinavia and South America, as well as increasing numbers of licensing projects for products including carpets, eyewear, towels and tiles.
Overall EverydayOnSales thinks that this is a very exclusive sale to Laura Ashley home fashion lovers. The item offers are really worth to buy. For those who interested to become member , kindly visit to http://www.facebook.com/pages/Laura-Ashley-Official/174646855929624?sk=info
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