Mother of 5, Libby Hampson created Hampsons Homewares in 2011 after having an overwhelming urge to design original handmade products.
Within 12 months her work was featured in Cosmopolitan magazine and her cushions were being sold at The Landing Hotel, Bahamas. Most recently her cushions have been added to the range in the Provider at the newly renovated Coombe - Yarra Valley, The Melba Estate.
Making everything from scratch in her home on Sydney's Northern Beaches. This truly is a family business with her little ones usually at her feet playing or the older ones on loud speaker, while she works!
With clients such as Fairfax Media, Libby loves creating products that when clients receive their order they feel compelled to text, ring or email how absolutely thrilled they are.
Family and friends mean everything to Libby, she designed the Dictionary Cushion so everyone could describe their children, parents, grandparents or friends and have it on a cushion forever. This is their best seller and has pride of place in lounge rooms from Ireland to Mississippi. The Word Cushion has also been extremely popular and has had recipients crying in restaurants when they have been presented with their present (tears of joy, of course).
The "Glam-ma" design was created for a client with many of her girlfriends who had just become Grandma's in mind. That design is now proudly sitting in lounge rooms all over the world even Park Avenue, New York!
When Megan Gale instagramed her son Rivers' cushion, things went to a completely new level. The Chevron Cushion was a complete hit and has been in constant demand since. Clients are always sending or uploading on Instagram the most gorgeous images of their babies with their cushions.
There is also an extremely emotional side to this business too. Libby honestly believes she has been "sent" this business for her to be able to fulfil her purpose in life (apart from being a mum of course). To be able to create something that is not only beautiful but can give incredible comfort to someone who is undergoing treatment or who has lost a child is the most rewarding part of this whole business.
She still gets so excited when a she receives an order for a baby who has been born that same day! "To know they were waiting for the baby to be born to order one of our cushions is such a thrill" she says.
If you would like to give a gift that is completely personal and has meaning, you can't go past a Hampsons Homewares design.