Textiles: Comfort & Samuel Paying Homage to Africa’s Textile Heritage

Comfort & Samuel [Nigeria]


[Image credits: left, Ododo; and right, Osun, Samuel, and Alabi Cushions – Comfort & Samuel]

Give your bedroom an instant makeover with a refreshing range of colourful bed linens from Comfort & Samuel. Based in the UK, Comfort & Samuel’s elegant collections, which also include cushions and personal accessories, draw inspiration from African designs and prints by tapping into the Continent’s diverse textile heritage. Comfort & Samuel celebrates styles from the homegrown such as a centuries-old Yoruba printing technique called Adire Eleko, Guinea Brocade characteristed by its high thread count and smooth touch, intense Indigo and the loom woven Aso Oke; to the popular imported fabrics such as Dutch Wax and Swiss lace which have become synonymous with African style.


[Image credits: from top left, Ododo Blush, Lekki, Wura and Sea Waves Bed Linens – Comfort & Samuel]

Made in Africa, the linens are characterised by modern takes of traditional textiles, designs and printing processes. The fabrics used include lightweight brocades that feature bold handprinted patterns, as seen on the vibrant Osun and Ododo cushions, echoing the Adire-Eleko technique, which is combined with intricate embroidery typical of traditional Hausa/Fulani designs. Loom woven silks and cotton, mainly used for the luxurious bed linen ranges, are also enhanced with the intricate embroidery detailing. The bedding sets comprise a duvet cover and two pillowcases and are lined with lightweight brocade cotton in a contrasting or lighter colour. Embroidery is optional and Comfort & Samuel also work with clients to create custom printed ranges.


[Image credits: left, Alabi; and right, Red and Yellow Nike Cushions – Comfort & Samuel]

Whether colourfully bold or softly serene, Comfort & Samuel’s contemporary linens and furnishings bring a touch of African luxury and sophistication into the home.

Additional details:
Prices on the website range from: £40-£220
For further information about Comfort & Samuel and to purchase visit: http://shop.comfortandsamuel.com

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