We've had lots of fun sourcing beautiful products from around the world yet this next company is located much closer to home. Jacaranda Living, headquartered in Wellesley Mass, is recognized for their beautiful embroidery and high quality cotton. We are offering many of their pillows and their simple lightweight night dresses.
Here is more of their story:
Jacaranda Living LLC is privately held and Co-Founded by Cathy and Martin Deale in 2004.Cathy and Martin were born on the Kwa Zulu Natal coastline of South Africa and grew up there until 1997 when they moved with their two young children to live in Boston, Massachusetts.
It all started with Cathy’s admiration for the high quality of workmanship produced by talented local Zulu women along the South African coastline. She became determined to try and help them expand their market horizons beyond South Africa. Jacaranda Living was established to support these many wonderful people and their families, who suffer daily with financial hardship and live in environments that are further compromised by crime and AIDS.
On a trip back to South Africa, Cathy suggested to some embroiderers that she show their beautiful linens to some shops in North America. Of course they were delighted. So, armed with her basket of samples, Cathy walked in and out of gift stores on affluent Newbury St in Boston and nearby Wellesley in Massachusetts.
From those humble beginnings, the company has been able to significantly expand its product mix and introduce many other items made by different groups of African women living under similar circumstances.
We hope our products bring as much joy to your home as they do to ours! Your support will help enrich the quality of life for the admirable women around the globe who make them.
Thank you for supporting our mission.