Laura Ashley

Career, personal style & business success of decorator & clothing designer.

This paper will discuss the career and personal style of designer, Laura Ashley. The discussion will include a brief background on the designer, and will show the type of business that the designer ran, as well as explain how her company lasted for five decades. Finally, the paper will illustrate examples of the designer’s products and look, as well as explain why this designer is important.

The apparel and furnishing designer, Laura Ashley, began her career in fashion and interior decorating by selling tea towels. Ashley first started silk-screening linen dish towels with her husband, Bernard Ashley, on their kitchen table in 1953. Mrs. Ashley was experiencing a difficult first pregnancy and wanted to pass the time until her child’s birth by making patchwork home furnishings. Ashley was …