22nd April 2009



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Natural Comfort For The Great Outdoors
















As the weather picks up and we begin to enjoy the outdoor surroundings of our home, thoughts turn towards comfort and style for the garden, patio or conservatory.  


Because nothing adds a comfortable touch of individuality quite like an attractive cushion or two, take a look at this new range of cushions from Blacker Designs, an exclusive collection from The Natural Fibre Company.  


The earthy natural tones of these cushions are perfect for turning any outdoor living area into a haven of relaxation and style.  


Produced using only the natural colours and qualities of the original fibres, this is the first range of cushions from Blacker Designs (www.blackerdesigns.com), which have been produced to match and complement their popular range of blankets and throws.


Both soft and luxurious, these versatile cushions can provide a touch of natural chic to conservatory chairs and sofas, as well as being hard wearing enough to add some mu!ch needed comfort to patio furniture or garden benches. For softness and to maintain shape, the cushion inners are made from cotton and feather, which also helps retain warmth.  


The cushions are individually priced at £30 each, although when teamed up with a complementing Blacker Designs throw they are priced at £25.  


Blacker Designs manufactures its products using its own spun yarns from its organically accredited wool mill (The Natural Fibre Company) based in Launceston, Cornwall. All the items are then transformed into beautiful products by UK based weavers and most of the range helps to promote the preservation of species protected by The Rare Breeds Survival Trust




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Notes to editors


Blacker Designs is the new brand created by T!he Natural Fibre Company, based in Launceston, Cornwall. The Natural Fibre Company has a core business in commission spinning work carried out at the company’s 15,000 sq ft factory, taking in fleece from British farmers, sheep breeders and the owners of small rare breed flocks. It adds value to it by turning it into high quality wool and returns it to the producers who sell through farmers’ markets and craft outlets.  


Set up in Wales in 1991, the company re-located to Cornwall in 2005 when Sue Blacker bought it from the retiring owners. Although Sue and her family invested in developing the company, its recent growth has been made possible following a six-figure investment package involving Finance Cornwall, the South West Angel and Investor Network (SWAIN), and private shareholders.


Blacker Designs buys fleece from both Natural Fibre Company customers and other specialist UK producers, to create unique yarns which are then spun in Cornwall by The Natural Fibre Company. These yarns are used to design and produce homeware products and clothing, all produced entirely within the UK.


All the designs are made in limited editions as the fibre from the rare and British breeds is only available in limited amounts each year when the animals are sheared. Such fleece is generally from flocks which specialise in caring for the animals to enable them to produce good fleeces for many years

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