Jo-Anne Naylor, one of the area’s leading bespoke soft furnishing specialist’s was born and raised in Leyland, Lancashire.
Jo’s parents owned a local bakery, yet encouraged her to pursue a talent for art, design and sewing.
While studying fashion and textiles in Wigan, one of Jo’s eveningwear designs was selected to represent the college in a BBC competition.
After work experience with a local curtain company, Jo was offered an apprenticeship working in the design studio.
Her skills were recognised and she was offered a job as a colour consultant working from the renowned textile town of Helmshore, where she was again approached to set up a studio for a growing ready-made curtain company.
From there she joined her husband in a growing textile converting company until 2010 when Jo Naylor Design Consultancy was set up to making soft furnishings for local customers, and design for trade clients such as Swift caravans.
The demand for domestic furnishings increased and Jo migrated to a rented workshop, and working alongside Linda Pass opened a shop called the ‘cushion cart’ at Heskin Hall Farmers Market.
Jo then set up her own sewing room and shop independently within Duxburys Garden Centre in Whitestake. Having little time to justify running the shop alongside manufacturing curtains and visiting customers Jo moved back home into a purpose-built workshop.
The knowledge, experience and contacts, Jo has developed over these years has been crucial in helping her provide an excellent service to the local community. The business has grown on personal recommendations which is testament to the quality and value she strives to provide.
“I believe that changing your interiors should be an exciting and enjoyable experience, which I am always delighted to share with you”