Laura Ashley

Laura Ashley was born Laura Mountney in Wales in 1925. She was well known as a designer. Many of her designs are still sold through the company founded in her name. Her work ranged from fabrics for clothing to fabric for home furnishings. Laura Ashley died in 1985.

The story of the origins of the company can be found on their site. Supposedly it was Audrey Hepburn who inadvertently sparked the growth of one of the world's best-loved and most successful fashion and home furnishing companies. Audrey appeared alongside Gregory Peck in the 1953 film "Roman Holiday", sporting a headscarf and so creating a style that became an instant hit around the globe. It was at exactly that time that a young couple, Laura and Bernard Ashley, were starting to produce headscarves…the rest of the story and Laura Ashley products can be found at

Laura Ashley Quotes

“We don't want to push our ideas on to customers, we simply want to make what they want. ”
- Laura Ashley

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