About Essex, the pattern Classic marks, lined up in a stellar rhythm. Dots. Dashes. Ogees. Repeat. A tiny tonal tribute to geometry.
During the 1940’s we entered a period of rapid growth under the leadership of second generation owner Lucile (Stockwell) Chatain, who joined her father in running the business upon her graduation from New York’s Parsons School of Design.
With her vision, our brand began to offer a much wider range of pattern types, all with one new and important characteristic: they were all exclusive to our brand. Chatain employed many of her fellow recent graduates to design textile patterns that were truly proprietary; patterns that ranged from the bold and botanical to the subtle and textural.
Ditsy geometrics like Essex became a signature for our brand that transcended generations and had obvious staying power. Originally released in 1943, Essex conveys a vague wartime reference to morse code or radar - perhaps Lucile’s way of finding beauty in an otherwise extremely dark era.
About Essex, the pillow All of the pillows in our Sunbrella® JOY collection of indoor/outdoor fabrics are made to order in Los Angeles, California. The fabric is woven here in the USA by our friends at Sunbrella® using their proprietary solution-dyed acrylic yarns, and your pillows will be cut and sewn to order in Los Angeles by our partners at a family-owned workshop there.
Sunbrella® is a registered trademark of Glen Raven, Inc.
Each pillow is made using our Sunbrella® fabrics for the front and back. How the pattern is placed on each pillow will vary and may not look exactly like the one pictured here, and our partners will always do their best to align seams on edges wherever possible. Each pillow is fitted with a concealed YKK zipper and made using knife-edge construction, and comes with a premium synthetic pillow insert graded for outdoor use (but great for sunny, kid- and pet-friendly nooks indoors, too!).
To care for your Sunbrella® pillows, machine wash them in cold water. They'll be dry by the end of the wash cycle (magic!) so no dryer time is needed!
Great question! All of our pillows are made to order in Los Angeles, California and can be expected to ship via UPS Ground within 7 to 10 business days from your order date as long as your fabric choice is in stock. Any pillow orders with fabrics currently on back order will be available to ship on or around the date specified on the product page.
How quickly will my pillows get here?
All our pillow orders are shipped via UPS Ground and typically will arrive within 4 to 7 business days after they leave our Los Angeles facility. If you would like to receive your pillow order more quickly, let us know by reaching out to us at email@example.com or calling us at (800) 735-6823 and we can provide you with an expedited shipping quote. NOTE: this will only expedite the shipping portion of the full timeline (not the production timeline).
Can I order your pillows in a custom size or in a custom construction?
Absolutely! Please contact us with the details you've got in mind, and we'd be glad to help.
Can I order a sample of the fabric before purchasing pillows?
Because all of our pillows are made to order just for you, all orders are final sale. Having trouble making decisions? We get that! Feel free to order fabric samples from us (see above!) as a first step to make sure you love the color and patterns of your faves.
What else should I know?
Have a pillow party in mind and want to order more than ten pillows? Amazing! Please contact us so that we can customize your shipping quote and advise lead-time.
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