We have recently introduced Atlantic Blankets to our collection and wanted to share with you a little background on this brilliant British brand. We always love the opportunity to learn a little more behind the scenes and on this occasion, we turned to Al who runs this company with Gemma to ask a few questions.
What is the background of Atlantic blankets ?
Founded in 2006, we are a family run business based by the sea in Cornwall, creating British made natural products to last. Being coastal creatives with a background in commercial interior design and a passion for beachside living, the range blends nautical contemporary design with traditional weaving methods.
Where are all your blankets made ?
All blankets are made in the UK. This has been our usp from the very start. The UK has a great tradition as well as a wealth of history and experience, through generations, and we feel like we should support that. Funnily enough, a recent family tree of created by one of Alistair's family members, shows his family once owned a mill in Lancashire many generations ago! Funny how things come full circle!
What inspires you ?
The sea..both living by it and surfing in it! We love where we live in Cornwall and everything about it. From the cold desolate winter months to the overcrowding of the tourists during the summer! Also, good design is a great inspiration, but always inspired by the sea and the surrounding area.
What is the most unique selling point of your blankets ?
Individuality of designs and a constant rotation of designs. Our brand is constantly developing and evolving, and seems to be focusing more and more on our 2 main usp's - UK mate and coastal inspired designs.
What is your best kept secret in Cornwall ?
..... that would be telling! The best secrets are the ones that you find by doing something different. Getting in a canoe on a sunny day when the sea is flat, and exploring hidden coves and beaches that can't be seen from the land and are only accessible by sea - they're the best secrets I reckon!