Camira Group, a global textile designer and manufacturer in England, today announced the acquisition of San Francisco-based Luna Textiles—a move that strengthens the company’s North American presence. The acquisition melds Camira Group’s operational strengths and industry relationships with Luna Textile’s unique portfolio of upholstery and panel fabrics.
Luna Textiles, which started as a one-woman operation in 1994, quickly established a reputation as an innovator in the commercial textile field under the leadership of its founder, Anna Hernandez. The company’s fabric designs earned several Best of NeoCon awards over the years, including one for its debut collection, which launched in 1995. Since Hernandez’s death in 2016, the brand’s design team has worked to maintain her creative vision and artful marketing strategy.
“Although a very emotional decision, we believe the presence of Luna as part of the Camira Group will continue to profile everything Anna built and embrace the legacy she created,” says Michael Vanderbyl, a designer who oversees the management of Luna Textiles. “It’s the right time and the right fit—and allows Luna to remain an integral part of the design community for a very long time.”
Luna Textiles is a natural addition for Camira Group, which was a 2019 HiP Award honoree for its Jens Risom collection, known for developing sustainable fabrics for the commercial contract industry and mass passenger transport market. As part of the acquisition agreement, Luna Textiles will remain an independent brand that continues to sell products through its network of sales representatives.
“We are both humbled and excited about continuing the legacy of Anna Hernandez and Luna,” says Rune Akselberg, president of Camira Group’s North American operation. “We believe there is a strong synergy of values and sustainability initiatives between Camira and Luna and are very much looking forward to making Luna part of the Camira family.”
In recognition of Anna Hernandez’s legacy, Camira Group donated an undisclosed sum to the IIDA Foundation’s Anna Hernandez/Luna Textiles Visionary Award, which recognizes and supports women who own businesses in the industry.
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