The LUXE 39 story


Helen Ratcliffe Gilbert, founder of Luxe 39, holding the luxury double velvet cushion in Blush Pink and Teal Green from the 'Cocktail Cushion' range 

Choose Colour, Choose Luxury, Choose Luxe 39

At LUXE 39 we have a simple mission: To make and sell stunningly luxurious velvet cushions which don't cost the earth. 

The UK high street is full of velvet cushions claiming to be 'luxury products'. But a closer look reveals they're manufactured in overseas sweat shops using poor quality fabrics which are often synthetic and non degradable. Many have only one side velvet and are meanly filled with cheap, synthetic cushion pads. 

Our company story started when I couldn't find genuinely luxurious velvet cushions in the sizes, shapes and colours I wanted, so I dug out my sewing machine and made velvet cushions using the highest quality upholstery grade British cotton velvet. Then friends realised my cushions were different from the high street offering and asked me to make cushions for them .......and the idea grew that I could build a business to better fit around my family.

Choices, choices, choices

Our range is consists of 12 stunning velvet shades including jewel brights, pastels and neutrals. These can be custom made into either single colour velvet cushions or any 2 velvet colours can be mixed together to make our very special double colour reversible velvet cushions. Our range of 75 colourways is always growing but let us know if there's a colour combo you fancy that we haven't thought of yet and we'll make it especially for you.

After choosing your perfect cushion colours we offer a choice of 9 cushion sizes and shapes to perfectly fit your space. Select either square velvet cushions or rectangular velvet pillows. Grab a tape measure and choose from small velvet cushions for a colour accent right up to extra large velvet cushions for a full on colour statement.

All cushions come generously stuffed with feather filled cotton cushion pads. We can source vegan cushion pads for no extra cost or for a more environmentally friendly approach, if you already have the pads, we can supply the velvet cushion covers only (email with your requests).

For the final bespoke touch we offer a choice of matching or contrasting coloured zips. Other zip colour options are available.

The website is already full of choices but for any special requests we're just an email away at helen@luxe39.com. That's the beauty of our bespoke service!!

A founding principle of our company is to keep the Luxe 39 carbon footprint as low as possible. Our fabric is 100% cotton pile velvet manufactured in England.  The cushion pads are sourced from a manufacturer in England and are 100% cotton, filled with duck feathers (vegan options available on request). The plastic wrapping used to keep cushions safe during delivery is 100% degradable and the cardboard boxes are eco-boxes from the UK.

A percentage of profits from the business are donated to mental health charities.  We are strong believers in the positive mental benefits of filling your home with the colours you love, but know that for many people it takes more than colour to find happiness, especially in such uncertain times.

Thank you for taking the time to find out about LUXE 39. If you have any questions then please contact us at helen@luxe39.com