Elle Kay Fabrics is a textile design company based in Durban, South Africa. They design bold, colourful, statement homeware textiles with a contemporary aesthetic.
Textile designer, Luhandra Kirby established the brand in 2014. She started off by screen printing her own fabrics in her home studio to now offering a range of fabrics sold by the running meter.
They offer a wide range of products printed on a natural base cloth which is locally sourced in the KZN, Midlands. Their product range consists of upholstery, soft furnishings, accessories and table decor. They strive to create high end products which are affordable for clients on a budget.
WHY I LOVE THEM
Elle Kay has been on my watch list since I came across her pretty fabrics at the I Heart Market in Durban many years ago. Her products became popular favourites for gifting and before I knew it I had met Luhandra at a business workshop and got chatting.
A hard working and talented designer, Lu has grown her brand to something beautiful and unique with a specific focus on supporting local trade.
Her brand has been around for years and I think we can expect some exciting things from this beautiful store.
After taking a year to study Fashion Design in 2019/2020, Lu is now back on the scene and ready to get back to her passion. I can't wait to see more from this incredible creative.
FAVOURITE FINDS FROM THEIR LATEST COLLECTION
These A5 year planners are perfect for planning your year. Slim and compact, size A5, these fit easily into your handbag and are great for staying organised on the go.
I cannot believe that we are at the point where 2021 planners are even a thing. 2020 has gone by so incredibly quickly and it has not been the easiest of years.
Despite the struggles that we have faced this year, we have to keep an eye on our goals and start manifesting and dreaming for the future!
There are a wide selection of colours and patterns for you to choose from.
FABRIC BY THE METER
UPDATE YOUR SPACE
Elle Kay Fabrics are designed and printed in Durban, South Africa on a white 100% cotton base cloth. Their range consists of 11 different fabrics, all suitable for lightweight upholstery.
If you love an Elle Kay design but you want to make more of a statement than a simple scatter, this fabric is exactly what you need to revamp an occasional chair, ottoman or bench cushion!
Fabric Width: 140cm
Pattern Repeat: 32cm
Base Cloth: 260gsm
Rub Count: 20 000
Sold by the running meter
FOIL CUSHION COVER
FOR THE SOPHISTICATED HOME
yale blue, 55cm x 55cm
The Foil print is so elegant and the perfect addition to any bedroom or sophisticated living room. I love the simple geometric repeat that reminds me of a trellis gate you would only find in Europe. The Yale Blue is particularly lovely against pure white, crisp linen and a contrasting bolster to finish the look.
The cushion cover is printed on white 100% cotton with a linen look.
The design is printed on both sides and features a lapped zip at the base of the cushion.
Each cushion has a 1,5cm Oxford border.
A printed Elle Kay Fabrics label is sewn in at the side of the cushion.
STOCKING FILLER FIND
This pencil Bag with water resistant lining is perfect as a stocking filler! A brand new pencil bag just before schools head back, is a real treat for any little school-goer.
To reduce the amount of waste generated during product development, these bags are made from the off cuts generated during the cushion making progress. I love that this fabric is given a life rather than being tossed in the bin!
So save the Earth, make your school boy/girl happy and fill up that stocking with lovely local goodies!
The bags feature a white 20cm metal zip with a printed Elle Kay Fabrics tag sewn into the side seam.
The inside of the bags are lined with water resistant lining.