Bonusesread more. In 1961 Laura Ashley as well as husband Bernard Ashley moved from their Kent home, the initial design and also creation venue, to Carno, Wales, for them to increase the business and be inspired by the rolling Wales countryside. Their vintage pieces are now so desired and preferred! - As well as once you have witnessed and worn their particular garments you'll realize why they're so admired! The Ashleys' scarves quickly became profitable with stores, retailing each through mail order and high street chains for example John Lewis - Bernard left his city job to print fabrics full-time.