Established in 1935, Girones is a family company with a history like a rich tapestry. Its designs have a contemporary style with an effortless luxury, wonderful texture and a signature splash of bold colour. By blending design innovation with the very best yarns, fabrics and inks, Girones now produces a comprehensive collection of beautiful homewares including curtain fabrics, drapery fabrics, upholstery, handmade carpets, rugs and cushions. Modern with a classic quality, the designs are ideal for today’s homes where they can bring depth and texture to interior spaces.
It all began when Jose Maria Gil opened a small textiles store in Spain’s wonderful Valencia region. After a few successful years of trading, Gil was even more determined to dress the region’s homes with high quality soft furnishings, so he purchased his first hand loom in the summer of 1942. With it, he taught himself the art of weaving and began producing blankets, bringing his own designs to life.
The company’s success continued and thanks to financial support from the family, Gil opened a river-side factory in Clariano, the family’s home town. It’s from this location that the company then produced a full range of fine blankets, thoughtfully made from pure cotton. These blankets were sold all over Spain, cementing the brand name into the country’s hearts and minds.
The company continued to innovate, maintaining its passion for high quality, thoughtfully created products but always searching for a way to improve the production process. When the shuttle loom came into use, Gil was able to mass produce his blankets and soon after, the company switched their entire set up to fully automated looms and internal yarn production, meaning that another large factory was to be required. The demand for J.Gil blankets in the busy Spanish market was strong and within a relatively short space of time, the blankets were being sold in other countries around the world.
The company became known as J.Gil after the implementation of the shuttle loom made mass production possible and it wasn’t until later that the brand name was changed to Girones as we know it today.
As you might expect, Girones is now one of the industry’s finest examples of dedication and enterprise. The brand continues to embrace today’s textile production techniques but never loses that creative energy that propelled the company’s funder to international success in the first place. Their passion for top quality soft furnishings is born out of a desire for beautiful homes so today, the in-house design team works with creative individuals and interior designers around the world to create the very best products for your special spaces.
We are proud to offer beautiful cushions from this popular Spanish brand so browse the Girones range below to find the perfect look for your home.