Laura Ashley plc is a Welsh design company. It was founded by Bernard Ashley, an engineer, and his wife Laura Ashley in 1953 then grew over the next 20 years to become an international retail chain. Its products can be described as quintessentially English.
Laura Ashley (7 September 1925 – 17 September 1985) was a Welsh fashion designer and businesswoman. She originally made furnishing materials in the 1950s, expanding the business into clothing design and manufacture in the 1960s. The Laura Ashley style is characterised by Romantic English designs — often with a 19th-century rural feel — and the use of natural fabrics.
In 1987 in a visit in Oxford we discovered Laura Ashley and we were amazed from their ability to combine the alluring beauty of the English countryside, with the demands of the modern life. With their prints, their designs and their pursuit to create quality products they managed to create an original style that can be distinguished from anywhere. This has led them to become one of the world’s best-loved fashion and home furnishings companies. In 1990 we opened the first branch of Laura Ashley in Cyprus and since then our customers have always been loyal and satisfied from our collection and personal service. Now they can enjoy the products of Laura Ashley in their homes by adding a touch of English culture in their lives.