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Laura Ashley for womens fashion and home furnishings. Laura and Bernard Ashley started printing fabric on their kitchen table in London in 1953, following a women’s institute exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum on traditional handicrafts. 1960 saw a significant and long lasting change for the company, when the family moved to Wales where Laura was born, and from where she had many happy childhood memories. Bernard took out 100 adverts on the underground, turnover rose 300% in 3 days, and increased to 3000% in the following 2 months! By 1970, sales had reached £300,000. More shops had opened they were selling 4000 dresses in one week alone! Home furnishings were introduced as a new side of the business, with the first full home furnishings catalogue appearing in 1981. In October 2001, Laura Ashley customers had a new shopping experience with the birth of their website. Since then business has grown from strength to strength.