The Story

georgina olley founder of nomad design textiles

My passions are travelling, interiors, people and sourcing artisan textiles. Textiles with stories, love and culture woven in their fibres. I pursue this dream so that my customers and their clients will enjoy them too. And so that these traditions will be kept alive for years to come. The dream!

 

I am a Nomad who has lived and travelled all over the world. With Indian, Guatemalan, South African and British heritage I find exploring identity through the products of culture fascinating. My adventures have taught me that textiles play a key role in understanding the fabric of a culture and a community. The pigment block printed onto a cotton strip weave from Mali will discern which tribe hand made it. Just as the pattern on an indigo cloth tells the story of the Nigerian tribe it came from.

 

I source textiles for interior designers, stylists and architects the world over so that they can add layers of a story to their clients’s homes. I bridge the gap between artisan craft and contemporary luxury.

 

Previous clients include Firmdale Hotels, Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler, Todhunter Earle Interiors, Studio Duggan, Honky Design, The Store (Soho House) and many more.

 

The workshop in Stroud is where all our products are made, from bespoke cushions to headboards to furniture. We choose textiles that we hope you love and use for years to come, and in doing so in our small way reduce waste and excess going into landfill. Pass your love down to others for them to enjoy.

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