Bernard Ashley was a founder of Laura Ashley
I guess a lot of people know the name in the US. But, I would have never known about Laura Ashley if it wasn’t for Costco.
I bought a goose down comforter from Costco last year as a part of "Shopping for a Bed" project. My new comforter was from Laura Ashley.
I didn’t know my comforter was British. I just knew my comforter was from Costco.
Anyway, he died on Valentine’s day.
Somehow it sounds right.
Sir Bernard Ashley (August 11, 1926 – February 14, 2009) was a Welsh businessman and engineer. He was the widower of Laura Ashley, and was her business partner from the founding of their fashion-textiles-centred business.