The young founders, Liza Serratore and Claire Russo, met when they were 15 and have been creative influences ever since. The recent college grads were seeking global adventure after graduating from college in 2009, so they headed for Asia to teach in international schools. Liza ended up in Shanghai, teaching third grade Language Arts, and Claire, a great artist, ventured to Northern Thailand where she taught I.B. Art.
In June 2010, they met up in Shanghai, where they chanced upon a local fabric workroom that created exquisite hand-dyed pieces using indigo and a soybean resist. The technique been a Chinese mainstay for ages. Yet the more they researched, the more they learned about the Nankeen dyeing’s precarious situation amidst an increasingly mechanized textile industry. In response to this, Liza shares, "we founded LuRu Home to not only bring patronage back to these deep blue printed cottons and linens, but also to bring this incredible process to the world marketplace. "
Living in Shanghai, the gals work with two of the remaining six families who continue to practice the traditional production of these fabrics. Claire manages creative production, and Liza focuses on business development and marketing. Two small studios dye their cloth, and their intern helps with the language barrier. This duo made a striking debut at the Gift Show. I hope you will seek out and support their beautifully creative designs.
From deep blue to blue and white combinations, the variety is vast.
Cosmetic bags with bright detailing in eye - catching circular patterns.
Small Diamond Pillow
Cotton Fish Bowl Pillow
Cotton Honeycomb Pillow
Diamond Back Cotton Pillow
On The Fence Cotton Pillow
Check, Please cocktail napkins