Palava started life in 1894 as a small department store called Strickland & Holt. Having passed through generations, each has made their own stamp on the brand to create the Palava we know and love today. Each one of their prints now begins its journey in their London design studio. The creator of Palava, Bryony hand draws each element of the print. Constantly inspired by anything and everything around her, Bryony decides on a theme for each season and then the story evolves from there.
As a London brand, many of Bryony's ideas come from the city she now calls home and features landmarks such as St. Paul's Cathedral and prints inspired by Kew Gardens and the famous Chelsea Flower Show. But as a Yorkshire girl at heart, Bryony often seeks inspiration outside of the city. Other Palava collections pay homage to the seaside, the wilds of Cornwall and the magical orchards, fields and harvests of the British countryside - to name but a few!