About Blue Anya
Who We Are. What We Do.
We are an Irish company who design and produce wonderful 100% silk scarves, shawls, and wraps which we present to you through selected retail partners, our website, and our beautiful shop at Wells House and Gardens in Wexford, Ireland.
Everyone knows of the unmatched beauty and softness of silk, which has made it the fabric of choice in the weaving of luxury garments for millennia. In ancient times it formed the basis for entire trade economies stretched across the globe.
Were you also aware that -
- Because it is a natural protein fiber, silk is much less likely than other fabrics, even plant derived materials such as cotton or linen, to irritate skin or cause allergies (hypoallergenic). This makes it suitable for sensitive skin, besides looking gorgeous!
- Silk naturally regulates temperature, keeping you cool in summer and warm in winter. This is why it is often used in luxury bedding and undergarments. Relative to weight, silk is one of the warmest fabrics available.
- Silk is absorbent, yet quick to dry. This keeps your skin comfortable by balancing moisture levels in any humidity. This property of silk also renders it highly resistant to mildew and mold.
- Though extremely soft and smooth, silk is surprisingly durable, and can retain its original luster indefinitely with a little care.
Blue Anya scarves and shawls are
◆ 100% Genuine Mulberry Silk
◆ Woven to a Superior, Consistent Standard, with Hand Detailing and Embroidery
◆ Rigorously Quality Checked both at Production and on Packing in Ireland
◆ Beautifully Gift Wrapped in Stylish and Protective Packaging
Where are your products made?
We make all of our items at a single location in the beautiful city of Hangzhou, China. Hangzhou has been the center of China's ancient silk industry for thousands of years, and by some accounts produces a quarter of the world's silk alone. We have team members permanently situated in the city and oversee production of our items at every stage. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hangzhou
We were quite surprised by the relatively poor value provided by many silk accessory producers in Europe. This is not simply a matter of companies overpricing their products. In fact, they have no option but to sell at such prices because their sources are often several steps removed from the point of production, filtered through various middlemen (and women!), which both drastically increases their costs and prevents tracking of the product quality.
We seek to remedy this and bring you a more faithful taste of one of the world's most beautiful luxury accessories, while keeping prices within the same range you might expect for high quality items in other less expensive fabrics.
We can achieve this because our products are all made to order in direct collaboration with a single, long established, reputable producer at the heart of the world's silk industry. We do not source simply by purchasing at various markets where quality and authenticity cannot be guaranteed.
By operating in this way, we directly oversee the production, printing, finishing, and logistics of all our items, from a roll of raw silk to retail. This allows us both to ensure a consistently high standard of quality, and to save on costs, which we pass on to you.
If you'd like to know more, please contact us directly. We love to hear from you!
The Blue Anya Team