Laura Ashley

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Laura Ashley (1925- 17 September 1985) was a British designer, born Laura Mountney in Wales.

She became a household name on the strength of her work as a designer and manufacturer of a range of colourful fabrics for clothes and home furnishings, which were originally produced by her factory in Newtown, Montgomeryshire. Her husband, Sir Bernard Ashley, was also her business partner. She died following a domestic fall. The business founded in her name continues to exist, though frequently reported as being on the verge of failure.

In May 1998, MUI Asia Limited became a major shareholder in Laura Ashley Holdings plc and under the new management, this world famous international brand is back in profitable level once again.

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