During a visit to the Toronto One-of-a-Kind show, Finn and I were instantly attracted to a display of playful and unique cushions. We were intrigued with their colour, unique flavour and their whimsical charm ……. and we couldn’t help falling in love with their characters. I even purchased a pug pillow for my daughter which is currently sitting on her bed like a member of our family.
Majorie Labreque-Lepage is the creator of Velvet Moustache which was established in 2007. Her first characters were made from recovered fabrics, old buttons and recycled sweaters; since then her successful business has grown and her collection of cushions are now available in stores around the world.
For more information, please click onto www.velvetmoustache.ca to enjoy Majorie’s wonderful cushion characters.
GETTING TO KNOW MAJORIE ……
I love your company name – Velvet Moustache – it is very unusual. What is the idea behind it?
“Velvet Moustache stands for personality, fun, and softness. The trademark is the half closed eyes that are so difficult to sew, but gives the little something that make them look alive.”
The character of your cushions really come through – are they based on your imagination or real life characters you know?
“They come from my imagination, I try to project and reflect the subconsciousness of my contemporaries. The best animal pillow friend ever! J”
How long does it take to make one cushion?
“For regular production, it is hard to tell. It takes many hands, time and energy to make it right. For custom orders it can be around 3 to 7 hours, but it depends on a lot!”
Where do you get your creative ideas from?
“I find creativity in constraint, restriction and recycling.”
What inspires you in life?
“Society, cultures and nature, and of course Popcorn!”