Inspired by a love of coastal living and the ocean, XV stripes captures the essence of laid back, sustainable luxe for your bedroom and home.
XV stripes was born from a meeting of minds. Founder Izzey Hung nurtured the desire to reflect her love of the ocean, and all things on it and under it – particularly the Isle of Wight – her home. When an intensive search failed to inspire her, with lack of sustainable quality products, she decided the time had come to follow her dream. XV stripes was born. An introduction to designer Vicky Sanders followed and the creative process began.
Izzey & Vicky Sharing the Journey
On an autumn day, Izzey and Vicky share their personal journey of how XV stripes began. Situated at Izzey's favourite beach on the Isle of Wight, and where the XV bedding landscapes are photographed, they talk about how they met and evolved the initial XV range.
Sitting in the back of a pick-up truck having a non-edited conversation, about how it all began. They strongly believe in creating a company that is built on a hands-on approach, with sustainability at the forefront, creativity, attention to detail, and most of all, fun.
XV stripes’ vision has always been to embrace sustainability. At the heart of our team’s lifestyle is fresh lung-tingling, ozone-enhanced sea air, crystal clear, dazzling blue oceans and a healthy way of life. This is reflected in our sustainable approach.
All our fabrics and fibres are sourced from sustainable sources. All our cotton products comply to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®. A textile product carrying the STANDARD 100 label, ensures that every component, i.e. every thread, button and other accessories, has been tested for harmful substances. The product is therefore certiful non-harmful to humans and the environment.
And when you buy one of our throws, you are actively helping the world to conserve its resources. Really. The extraordinary Repreve yarn used in our Ocean throws is produced by breathing new life into recycled ocean plastics – which offsets the use of new petroleum, emitting fewer greenhouse gasses and conserving water and energy along the way. How fantastic is that?
Finally, of course, all our packaging is recyclable or made from recycled products.
Turning Izzey and Vicky’s ideas into beautiful bed linen and accessories is a team of experts in based in Portugal, where the reputation for weaving cotton and linen fabrics is second to none. Working with a team of fab ladies, who take their knowledge, experience and passion to a who new level. Girl power may be the wind in the sails of XV stripes’ success, but we never forget that, from inspiration and ideas to technical advice and production information, the XV team is as colourful, diverse and vibrant as the lifestyle aspirations of our customers.
At XV stripes, our creativity extends far beyond colour, images and design. It floods every aspect of our business, and it’s especially important when it comes to the production process.
The vibrant colour and hi-luxe feel of our linens, cushion covers and throws don't just from the dyeing process, as the yarns have been developed, the natural fibres they originate from and the way they are woven together all play their part too.
Not only are our fabrics sourced solely from sustainable suppliers, our XV fabric is uniquely created with a jacquard weave previously not used for bedding. It’s this that lends our bedding ranges their delightful texture, depth of colour and quality feel.
Our mission has been to source a range of products and production partners across the UK and Europe, that mirror our values. We're excited to have found both, and even more excited to share these with you shortly!
Our attention to detail is obsessive. From the original hand-drawn images adorning our interiors ranges to the foraged and finished driftwood toggles on our bedding, every detail is passionately checked and approved before despatch.