Within the collection are pieces to keep in your home all season long. Their stories aren’t solely there to be told at Christmastime, but throughout the depths of winter. That was another element in design – appreciating Christmas in nature’s wintery context.
That’s why one of the richest of product tales is that of our new Eira throw and cushion. They’re hand-made in the UK – we’ve chosen to work with a company local to Neptune HQ – who weave each piece using 100% British wool sourced from trusted Knoll Yarns in Yorkshire. We were inspired by traditional Welsh blankets and explained to our makers that we wanted that same look and feel – safeguarding that sense of textiles of old was really important to us.
It was so special to watch them turn our pattern into the very first sample on their traditional hand-loom. Once we felt it was just right, they then head to a Yorkshire mill to be woven in larger quantities – the Bristol hand-loom wouldn’t be able to handle too many.
For me, these two designs really show how Christmas decorating shouldn’t be all about golden tones, star motifs and twinkling fairy lights. The cosy, comforting, curl-up by the fireside aspect to Christmas is equally as enchanting.