On a passage to India in 2005 Bernadette O' Farrell was so inspired by the vibrancy and beautiful tradition of Indian handicrafts, that she spent a year travelling extensively in India embarking on collaborations with artisans and small manufacturers. Through this journey Bernadette realised that applying modern sensibilities and modifying designs to traditional production techniques would guarantee the survival of centuries-old artisanal practices.
Safeguarding artisan heritage
In 2006, Bernadette started the Indian Garden Company and, working with crafters, artisans and small businesses in India and Bali, she introduced to the West, exotic handcrafted umbrellas, and vibrant textiles – which contributed to safeguarding the artisans heritage craft and empowering their communities.
Quality products created with sustainable business practices
from ethical sources around the globe.
Indian Garden Company’s products are sold in the UK, Europe, Middle East, Russia and USA to individuals, garden centres, retail outlets, lifestyle and fashion brands, homeware, boutique hotels, spas, hospitality and the events industry.
White Company, Bergdorf Goodman, Graham & Green, Chanel, Monsoon, Blanc D'Ivoire, Burford Garden Centre, Longacreas Nursery and over 500 brands including hotels, nightclubs and spas, in UK, Europe, Russia, the Middle East and the USA have all worked with the Indian Garden Company.
Today, The Indian Garden Company parasols and umbrellas are being sold the world over. The artisan manufacturers of these products are thriving. UK and European brands are now selling these crafted items developed by us giving us the opportunity to find and train other skilled artisans and to start two new sub-brands, Knüg and EthiSource.
Through these new sub-brands, we continue to build support for small artisans and provide them with supply chains at the same time guiding them to more sustainable environmental and labour practises.
Ethically sourced luxury cashmere and silk clothing.
Knüg is where you will find the cashmere wraps and Panama hats, which were a huge success at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, RHS Tatton Park.