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Like many people, I'm becoming increasingly mindful of preserving the environment around me and it's certainly something I am building into my business as much as possible with the materials I use, so it's fantastic to see that sustainable and environmentally conscious fabrics are increasingly at the forefront of fabric designers development processes.

Kirkby Design are leading the way with a wonderful collection of plain, semi plain and textured weaves in a beautiful muted colour palette.

Their four new innovative collections support Trees for Life and The Marine Conservation Society and are made entirely of environmentally conscious sustainable materials such as 100% PET recycled polyester from waste plastic bottles, recycled wool and acrylic yarns from unused fabric offcuts from the fashion industry and tencel lyoncell sourced from FSC (Forest Stewardship Certified) eucalyptus trees.

The new collections, Fleck Eco, Wave, Flow and Leaf || reduce the impact on the environment without compromising on the quality of the fabrics which are stylish and soft to the touch - not what you'd previously imagine for eco friendly options! And the best bit, they're all fully recyclable, so they can be re-purposed for future use when you want to update your furniture!


For more information or to find out more about the charities they support head to:


if you'd like to see and feel them in person please do get in touch to have a look through my new samples books!

Liv x

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For most people, 2020 turned our lives upside down. Having worked in the Wedding industry for over 7 years, corona virus swiftly put a stop to big celebrations and work at my beautiful venue came to an abrupt stop with no guidance to when events will be able to start again.

Luckily for me I had always run my little upholstery business - Olivia Jane Upholstery alongside planning weddings when time allowed, so I was easily able to fill the long days in lockdown (where I had all the time in the world) with upholstery. I absolutely loved it.

If anything, the slow pace of 2020 gave me the chance I needed to decide exactly what I wanted to do and creating beautiful items of furniture is just that!

So as the old saying goes, New Year New Me (or New year New Business), welcome to the world HoOJ - Home of Olivia Jane!

I'm truly excited to share more details on the HoOJ products I've been developing whilst still continuing with my traditional upholstery.

Watch this space!

Liv x

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