Laura started up The Blue Mongoose in 2012 after some years living with her young family in India.
Inspired by the colours, textures and wildlife she saw during extensive travels throughout the sub-continent, Laura teamed-up with a small, family-run fabric-printing business to bring this range of flower and bird-themed cotton goods to the UK. The napkins are made of soft but durable cotton that washes again and again without fading, while the clothing is made of the finest cotton voile that feels almost like silk.
Apart from the white nightdresses, all the fabric is screen-printed, using stencils that are hand made. The dye is swept over the stencils and fabric by hand, and the cloth is then left to dry naturally before the next colour is applied. Finally the fabric is washed and made into these beautiful items
The Blue Mongoose name was inspired by the family of mongooses that lived in the garden of Laura’s house in India and who provided many hours of entertainment (and kept the garden snake-free). They were so much a part of the family, even the blue mongoose pictured in the logo, designed by one of Laura’s daughters when she was only seven, is wearing a Blue Mongoose nightie.
Laura and her family have now made their home in Somerset, which is sadly free of mongooses, but full of all sorts of other creatures.
The Blue Mongoose sells at local and charity fairs, and is stocked by discerning Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire independent retailers. For any queries contact us and Laura will reply to you as soon as she can.