Dear Team Fox,
Merchant Ellys is synonymous with ecology, sustainability, integrity and dare I say, “ethically made,” as we harmonise with the natural environment. All inspired by our historical narrative.
Merchants have sailed the world for hundreds of years, to bring some of the finest materials known to us. However, in recent times, we seem to have been blown off course, by an overindulgence in synthetic materials, which, over time is a false economy (to us and the natural environment). The fact is, we have run out of landfill sites. Thus we cannot continue with our throw-away lifestyle.
Let us think back to, “form follows function,” because, I would like to say, “not all works of art can be, or should be kept in museums and galleries, to soothe our souls we need to have them functioning in our daily lives”.
I urge you to see a picture of the relief of the Persian King Xerxes with his umbrella being carried. Our umbrellas are so finely crafted by some of the world’s finest crafts women and men, we are happy to carry them ourselves.
Clive T, England
Pictured: RS11 Hazel Knob Solid with a Wine 372 Canopy