17th May 2014
Laura’s Beau was founded in 1994 by Gill Kinnear with the help and guidance of her father, the late Ted Lacy and the support and help of her husband Ian. After 55 years in the household textile industry, Ted had been involved at the highest level in design development , manufacturing, buying and retailing.
Gill grew up in a textile-orientated household where there were always designs-in-development draped around the family home. Following the formation of Laura’s Beau, Ted introduced Gill to his favourite suppliers and these supplier relationships continue to this day. Ted taught Gill how to initiate a design and take it right through to the finished product, this was a thorough, unique and invaluable training.