I remember when I first visited Liberty in London, slowly climbing up those iconic wooden stairs... it was magical. I remember how I felt that day, I am still amazed by the impact that building had on me
When I first visited Liberty over 20 years ago I was travelling around Europe on a shoestring I was able to purchase one handkerchief that I still have today. Each time I have retuned to London since I have visited Liberty to purchase more handkcheifs.
Last year I just yearned to go back ... perhaps it was because we couldn't go. I have told my daughter about the magic of Liberty and she has read about it in story books, I am proud to say she knows her Liberty prints and can see and feel the difference. For her 10th Birthday we are planning and saving to visit London and experience the magic of Liberty ... fingers cross for next year 🤞
Liberty have now released an organic range that I am proud to offer you. You can Pre-order your Organic handkerchiefs with exclusive subscriber discount that can be found below.
The Story behind Liberty
When the adventurous founder Arthur Lasenby Liberty laid plans for a London emporium laden with luxuries and fabrics from distant lands, his dream was to metaphorically dock a ship in the city streets. To this day, a voyage of discovery awaits on the good ship Liberty, with history hidden amongst six floors of cutting-edge design, unexpected edits and beautiful wares from the world's greatest craftspeople.
In 1875, Arthur borrowed £2,000 from his future father-in-law and took a building on Regent Street, London with just three dedicated staff and plenty of ambition.
"I was DETERMINED NOT to FOLLOW EXISTING FASHIONS but to CREATE NEW ONES"
Arthur Lasenby Liberty
Liberty's collection of ornaments, fabric and objets d'art from around the world proved irresistible to a society intoxicated at the time by Japan and the East and Liberty effected social change in interior design and dress, so much so that the Art Nouveau period in Italy is called 'Liberty Style'. Within eighteen months the loan was repaid.
"LIBERTY is the CHOSEN RESORT of the ARTISTIC SHOPPER"
ABOUT LIBERTY FABRICS
The Liberty Fabrics department is a true design institution. World-renowned for our historic 50,000-strong print archive, and for our in-house studio where new artworks are painted and drawn by hand, the Liberty Fabrics offering reflects on storied heritage and century-spanning passion for art and design. From ornate Art Nouveau layouts and classic 1930s ditsy florals to bold geometrics, landscapes and offbeat conversationals, their fabrics offer a colourful canvas for bespoke creations of all kind
The Tana Lawn™ cotton is a fabric built by obsession, perfected into a modern masterpiece of production through a bespoke process that has evolved over a century. It is prepared in a slightly different process to ensure GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certification, along with their usual Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 rating. Printed in our very own Liberty Printing Mill in northern Italy, the organic version of our signature Tana has a beautifully warm and soft touch, combining rich fluidity with vibrant print quality.
Source Liberty London
Shop the Liberty Organic Range - with 7% OFF until 15 April or until sold out
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