Our History

The Product | The Name | The Donkey Cart | Buying Trips | International Recognition | Manufacturing in Bermuda | End of Manufacturing | Expansion

The Start
The story begins with a trip to the movies. After seeing a story on the news reel about West African cotton prints being designed and printed, Polly decided to order a bale of assorted designs. Unbeknown to her, the bale contained 22,000 yards of six designs in three colour ways. Taking up too much space at home, there was nothing to do but get to work.

Polly's career began as a fashion model. She then worked for a fashion designer, gaining invaluable practical experience before becoming a stylist for a New York advertising agency. Her husband John ran an import export business in Bermuda so they decided to combine their talents and start their own business venture.

The dining room table was soon turned into a cutting table and local seamstresses were hired. John turned out to be an excellent pattern cutter. He stacked the yardage, nailed it down, drew the patterns on top of the fabric and then cut with an electric knife.

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