Like the best saffron, our resident tailor was born in the Khorasan province of Iran. He strives to create beauty whether by stitching, tailoring, embroidering, repairing, restoring or altering. As with the spice, the value in his work derives both from his inherent talent and his time taken labouring by hand.
Whilst training, at the Royal School of Needlework, one of our tailor's Certificate pieces of silk shading embroidery inspired our company's name change.
The English word, saffron, is believed to derive from the Persian word zarparan meaning 'gold string'. The beautiful delicate lilac-coloured crocus flowers bloom overnight, just once per year, in the southern region of the Khorasan province in Iran. Saffron is the world's most valuable spice because of its unique properties and all the hand labour which goes into producing it.
These properties of saffron underpin the ethos of our company.