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 

LUXE 39 = Luxury + Choice + Sustainability 

At LUXE 39 we have a simple mission: To make and sell luxury velvet cushions to your exact specifications, delivering bespoke products made with a commitment to quality and detail. We are dedicated to making cushions which don't cost the earth, using natural fabrics, natural cushion fillers and recyclable packaging all from UK sources. 

When furnishing my own home I couldn't find truly luxurious velvet cushions in the sizes, shapes and colours I wanted. The market is awash with velvet cushions claiming to be 'luxury products' but which are manufactured in sweat shops using inferior synthetic fabrics with only one side velvet, meanly filled with cheap cushion pads.  So I dug out my sewing machine and made velvet cushions for myself. Then friends asked me to make cushions for them .......and the idea grew that I could leave my job in the City and build a business to better fit around my family, making cushions from our HQ at number 39. 

LUXE 39 cushion covers are made entirely from 100% cotton pile velvet, a high quality, natural product with a stunning lustre which improves with age.  We are passionate about colour and the positive benefits of introducing colour into your home. From a carefully selected collection of shades including jewel brights, pastels and neutrals, we offer the choice of either single colour 'Gemstone Cushions' or the very special double colour reversible 'Cocktail Cushions'. 

At LUXE 39 we like choice and therefore offer all colour options in a range of eight sizes and shapes.  No cushion can be too plump and we use oversized natural fibre cushion pads to completely fill the velvet cushion covers leaving them looking generous and feeling super soft. Sofas, beds and chairs come in all shapes and sizes and your Luxe 39 cushion will sit perfectly wherever you decide you want a pop of colour and luxury.

LUXE 39 is all about the finer details and for the final bespoke touch we offer a choice of five beautiful zip colours to ensure your hand-made velvet cushion is unique to you.

Sustainability and recyclability are at the heart of everything we do. The fabric is 100% cotton pile velvet manufactured by the last remaining velvet weaving mill in England.  The cushion pads are sourced from a manufacturer in England and are 100% cotton, filled with duck feathers. The plastic wrapping used to keep your cushions safe in transit is manufactured in the UK and 100% degradable and the cardboard boxes are eco -boxes from the UK.

Currently 1% 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 colour, but are also aware that this is a hugely simplistic thing to say and that for many people it takes an enormous amount more than colour to find anything close to happiness.  For this reason we chose to donate to this cause which is very close to our hearts.

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