Anna French Fabric
A strong desire to produce her own fabrics prompted Anna to start her own company. In 1976, she and husband John French moved from London to Scotland, where they formed the company on the top floor of a Victorian lace mill. Anna decided to produce Scottish lace, and to this day Anna French Lace sells worldwide. The business grew a little each year, but it wasn’t until 1994 when Anna began to introduce high-end Children’s Collections, including “Ready Teddy Go,” that things really took off.
Throughout the years, the business has evolved, driven by Anna’s determination to remain as bold and original as ever, and rejuvenated by the vital contributions of her family. Her son Jonathan is the managing director of Anna French Ltd. and her daughter Sasha is the sales director – and as Anna says, “Their creative energy is an inspiration.”