Cathy’s Recent Visit to South Africa and the Ladies Who Embroider for Us

Living our Mission for South Africa and Beyond

The mission of Jacaranda Living is as follows:

To produce beautiful quality linens and gifts made by talented people around the world, whose personal circumstances are less fortunate than ours.

Cathy recently traveled to South Africa for a visit.  While there, she stopped in to the studio to visit the women who embroider products featured in our catalog. The workspace is more of a studio than a factory. The women have comfort, safety, and based on the comments Zandile made in this video, they enjoy their work. In fact, Zandile travels three hours each way to come to work embroidering and constructing the pretty boudoir and baby pillow covers that we sell.

Where is Kwazulu-Natal?

According to Wikipedia, Kwazulu-Natal is known as “the garden province.” It was created in 1994 and borders the Indian ocean. The area faces issues with evictions and political controversy, and also has the highest rate of HIV infection at 39%.

As our About Us page states, founders Cathy and Martin Deale were born and grew up in the Kwazulu Natal region. Cathy had a passion for fine linens and needlework. This resulted in her wanting to help the people of this area of South Africa. She recognized the high quality of their workmanship, but also saw the challenges they faced; both economically and in their every day lives.  Because of this, she looked for a way to expand the market horizons for these individuals by bringing their work to Boston and founding Jacaranda Living.

Cathy visiting with the ladies in South Africa

From those humble beginnings, the company has been able to expand its product mix. They now offer  items made by groups from Africa and around the world living under similar circumstances. Subsequently, Jacaranda Living has added items made by women from other regions of Africa as well as India and China.

Cathy, Martin and the Jacaranda Living team are committed to supporting their customers. Visit the website and explore the beautiful items offered. We think you’ll agree they’re perfect as gifts for you and your family.

Sources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KwaZulu-Natal

 

Spring Break Sale!

Now through April 5th Jacaranda Living is holding a sale on all our items!  From custom embroidery, to monograms, baby gifts, white cotton nights, custom sheets, home decor, coastal living decor and more!

Use coupon code “SPRINGBREAK” at checkout to save!

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New Product Launch!

Come see Jacaranda Living at two upcoming shows and check out some of our new products!  On January 8-12, we will be at America’s Mart in Atlanta and February 1-4, we will be at NY NOW.  

We are launching a new line of embroidered terry cloth towels available with all our embroidery designs!  During the shows, you can purchase these items as wholesale.

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Jacaranda Living Expands Its 2014 Gift Show Presence to Include a Stop On the West Coast

As an industry leader in handmade linens, Jacaranda Living is reaching out to new markets with its fine bed-and-bath products. The family-owned company is showcasing its unique brand of simplicity and elegance with an expanded gift show schedule.

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With more than 10 years of experience in handmade and embroidered linens, Jacaranda Living has become a yearly fixture in the exciting schedule of gift shows around the U.S. But this year, in addition to its bi-annual presentations at the East coast venues of AmericasMart and NY NOW, Jacaranda Living is expanding its schedule to include the San Francisco International Gift Show.

Jacaranda Living’s first show of 2014 will be at AmericasMart during The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, which will take place January 7-14 in Atlanta. They will be displaying embroidered linens and sleepwear at Booth N13.

Jacaranda Living is also an exhibitor at NY NOW, a market show for home and lifestyle which will be held February 2-6, 2014 at New York City’s Javits Center. They will be in the Home area, Booth 2754.

The San Francisco International Gift Fair, a key resource for upscale and unique designs, will be held February 15-18, 2014. During that time Jacaranda Living will be in attendance with its latest creations. The company encourages anyone who attends the event to visit Jacaranda Living at Booth 1236.

In addition to this expanded show schedule, Jacaranda Living recently launched new website features including a new lifestyle blog to address the latest design trends in fine linens and popular seasonal items. Jacaranda Living continues to offer both wholesale and retail pricing. While retail pricing may be found on the main website, wholesalers should contact the company directly at info(at)jacarandaliving(dot)com for special wholesale price authorization.

Jacaranda Living’s founders, Cathy and Martin Deale, grew up in South Africa where they developed a passion for high quality textiles. They created Jacaranda Living in 2004 with the mission of importing handmade embroidered linens while making a significantly positive impact on the livelihood of the South African women who contributed to the collection.

About Jacaranda Living: For nearly a decade, Jacaranda Living has been a wholesaler and retailer of fine embroidered waffle linens for home and spa, as well as bedding, cotton sleepwear, baby layette and pillows. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in currently based in Wellesley, Massachusetts. To find out what Jacaranda Living can do for you, visit <a href="http://JacarandaLiving viagra vente.com” rel=”nofollow”>JacarandaLiving.com.

Fine Linen Manufacturer Jacaranda Living Launches a New Lifestyle Blog

With a decade of experience in fine embroidered bed and bath linens, Jacaranda Living is launching a lifestyle blog on its website JacarandaLiving.com. The Massachusetts-based company is using the space to showcase its unique brand of simplicity and elegance.

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Family-owned fine linen company, Jacaranda Living has launched a lively new blog on its website JacarandaLiving.com. The blog, found at jacarandaliving.com/blog, addresses the latest design trends in fine linens, top selling products, seasonal items, and features on wholesale customers.

Cathy and Martin Deale, who created Jacaranda Living in 2004, grew up in South Africa where they developed a passion for high quality textiles. Jacaranda Living began with the mission of importing beautiful embroidered linens produced by talented Zulu women on the KwaZulu Natal coastline. It quickly grew and made a significantly positive impact on the livelihood of the talented African women who contributed to the collection.

Today Jacaranda Living’s products may be found in the catalogs of several major retailers including Wayfair, The Beach House on Martha’s Vineyard MA, Pioneer Linens in Palm Beach FL, Cachet in Wellesley MA and many others. Since then, the company has expanded to include items from women in other countries. Most recently, Jacaranda Living launched a new collection of embroidered linens featuring a classic blue ginger jar on natural and white palettes.
Dragonfly embroidered Waffle Guest Towels, Cosmetic Bag

The company’s new blog will allow Jacaranda Living to spread the word about projects that make a difference in people’s lives, as well as to give design ideas and furnishing tips. Co-founder Cathy Deale explains, “We are extremely pleased to launch a blog on our website which will enable us to feature our wholesale customers, feature new products and new photos, post articles about trends in design and keep our customers informed of everything that is going on at Jacaranda Living.”

Jacaranda Living enjoys close ties with its customers. It also offers both wholesale and retail pricing. Retail pricing may be found on the main website. Wholesalers should contact the company directly at info@jacarandaliving.com for wholesale pricing.Embroidered Tooth Fairy Pillows

About Jacaranda Living: Jacaranda Living is a wholesaler and retailer of fine embroidered waffle linens for home and spa, as well as bedding, cotton sleepwear, and baby layette and pillows. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in Wellesley, Massachusetts. To find out what Jacaranda Living can do for you, visit JacarandaLiving.com

Bathroom Treasures

These beautifully embroidered bathroom accents will make
your quiet bathroom sanctuary a special place to enjoy …
every morning and every evening!

Feel loved by the soft touches of our Guest Towels, Cosmetic Bags,
Tissue Box Covers, Slippers, Shower Caps and diamond
pique Shower Curtains. There are many designs to choose
from to enrich the accent of any bathroom prix viagra maroc.

Our recently updated website now makes it easier for you to
make your selections and order from our design themes:
– Sea Life
– Botanical
– Scrolls
– Nature
– Topiary
– Nautical
– Baby
– Holiday
– Whimsical

Thank you for visiting us today!

Best,

Cathy Deale
(781) 416-3533
Cathy@JacarandaLiving.com