Celia Birtwell Collection

Image of British Textile Designer Celia Birtwell

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) will be launching an exclusive accessories collection, in collaboration with renowned textile designer Celia Birtwell to help raise vital funds for life saving research.

Celia Birtwell photograph (right) courtesy of Andrew Lamb

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This January, we are launching an exclusive accessories collection, in collaboration with renowned textile designer Celia Birtwell, to help raise vital funds to help beat heartbreak forever.

Celia Birtwell is a British textile designer who with her husband, Ossie Clark rose to fame in the 1960s by dressing the rich and famous from the Beatles and Rollings Stones to royalty. Today, her designs are still worn by celebrities including Kate Moss, Victoria Beckham, Kiera Knightly and Sienna Miller to name but a few. Celia is also a muse of David Hockney and is depicted in the famous painting, "Mr & Mrs Clark and Percy."

The charming range features 12 different home and fashion accessories and will be available from 15th January in selected BHF clothing and accessory shops, across the UK. 

The products, which showcase Celia Birtwell’s iconic floral prints, include a pom pom wash bag, a super soft velvet cushion and a blue tassel scarf. There’s also a photo frame, jewellery box, set of mugs, canvas tote bag and a selection of purses. You can even get your hands on a charming magnifying glass if you’re feeling especially nostalgic!

 

Blue Tassle Scarf with Heart and Bird Print from the British Heart Foundation and Celia Birtwell Collection

Celia Birtwell Heart Bird Print Blue Scarf £4.99

Pink Love Heart Pin Badge from the British Heart Foundation and Celia Birtwell Collection

Celia Birtwell Pink Love Heart Pin Badge £2.00

Jewellery Box with Flower Print from the British Heart Foundation and Celia Birtwell Collection

Celia Birtwell Pretty Woman Jewellery Box £19.99

Magnifying Glass from the British Heart Foundation and Celia Birtwell Collection

Celia Birtwell Magnifying Glass £8.99

 

Celia has kindly chosen to support the BHF as her family have a personal connection to the cause. Bella Clark, her daughter-in-law and business partner, sadly lost her sister, artist Roz Cryer, to a rare congenital heart condition in 2017. The family have been strong supporters of the BHF ever since and want to help raise awareness and funds for the BHF’s life saving research.

 

The collection offers the perfect solution if you’re after a pick-me-up to beat the January blues or perhaps searching for a Mother’s Day gift. Whatever the occasion, the dream-like quality of Celia Birtwell’delightful prints will transport you to days gone by.

Pink and Blue Heart Print Purse from the British Heart Foundation and Celia Birtwell Collection

Celia Birtwell Pink Matinee Purse £7.99

Pair of floral printed mugs from the British Heart Foundation and Celia Birtwell Collection

Celia Birtwell Set of 2 Pretty Woman Mugs £9.99

Blue Velvet Cushion with Love Heart and Birds from the British Heart Foundation and Celia Birtwell Collection

Celia Birtwell Velvet Cushion £9.99

Floral printed wash bag with pom poms from the British Heart Foundation and Celia Birtwell Collection

Celia Birtwell Wash Bag £6.99

 

The BHF receives 100% of the profit from the sales of this collection, which will go towards much needed funds for life-saving research into heart and circulatory diseases, including conditions such as stroke, diabetes and vascular dementia.

 

Celia Birtwell said of the collaboration:

It has been an honour to work with the British Heart Foundation over the past few months and I am so pleased to reveal the final products. The cause is very close to my heart and I hope the collection will raise vital funds so that future families don’t have to go through the devastation caused by heart and circulatory diseases."

 

Allison Swaine-Hughes, Retail Director at the British Heart Foundation added:

We are so grateful to Celia for her support in designing these beautiful accessories, which not only look great but will also help fund the BHF’s vital work. With a staggering 7 million people across the country living with heart and circulatory diseases, it’s essential that we continue to accelerate research into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat them. The support of families like Celia’s is vital in enabling us to continue this work.

 

The Celia Birtwell range will be available to buy in selected BHF shops only. Please contact your nearest BHF shop for further details.

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