Yorkshire’s Camira acquires Luna Textiles of US

West Yorkshire-based textile business Camira said it has acquired San Francisco based textile company Luna Textiles.

“Luna has a distinctive portfolio of patterned textiles, designed for the corporate, hospitality and healthcare markets,” said Camira.

“Luna’s brand legacy comes from its founder, Anna Hernandez, who established the company as an industry leader in the commercial textile field through her creative design portfolio and company credentials, but also memorable marketing techniques which have led to several prestigious industry awards.”

Rune Akselberg, president of Camira’s North America operation, said: “We are both humbled and excited about continuing the legacy of Anna Hernandez and Luna.

“We believe there is a strong synergy of values and sustainability initiatives between Camira and Luna and we are very much looking forward to making Luna part of the Camira family.”

Michael Vanderbyl, designer and co-founder of Luna Textiles, who has overseen the management of Luna since Hernandez died in 2016, said: “Although a very emotional decision, we believe the presence of Luna as part of Camira will continue to profile everything Anna built and embrace the legacy she created.

“We look forward to seeing Anna’s vision and ethos develop with Camira.”

Luna Textiles will remain as an independent brand, selling through its network of sales representatives.

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