Cotton Tree is a small business that creates beautiful handcrafted cushions with passion. Cotton Tree is about Handmade, Authenticity, Design, Sophistication, Local, Bespoke, Texture, Simplicity, Contemporary, Artisinal, Quality and 100% Cotton.
The journey began in 2012, learning to knit and crochet as a form of therapy, which naturally turned into a much loved hobby and eventually evolved into a small business. It is so satisfying to work at something that you love every day!
The cushions are hand-knitted and embroidered in South Africa by a group of extremely dedicated women, who pride themselves on delivering a quality, authentic product. I believe strongly in the ability of creativity and working with your hands to fill your soul and bring purpose to your life and in this instance, it provides a means to earn an income at the same time.
I found as I scoured Pinterest in the early years for inspiration, that I was constantly drawn to the thicker, chunkier yarns and needles. I love the texture that is created and it allows for a modern, contemporary style and feel. It was also important to me to create something that included my own design and inspiration, hence the range of cross-stitch designs which are hand-embroidered onto the cushions.