Sarah Stavrou started Sarafiné in February 2000. It began as a hobby as she started designing and hand sewing pillows for friends and family. She was shortly after commissioned for her Pillow Art. Sarafiné Art has been adorned and collected by these art admirers: Lenny Kravitz, Bobby Shriver, LaTanya and Samuel Jackson, Gina Gershon, Cookie and Magic Johnson, Brooke Burke , Keisha and Forest Whitaker – just to name a few. Her work has been featured in: “Vogue, InStyle, FHM, American Airlines and Sarafiné has appeared on Eye On LA, Downtown With Katie Brown and Modern Girls Guide To Life.”
Sarah Stavrou has remained dedicated to designing one-of-a-kind, limited edition and custom items for Sarafiné . She has traveled the world, throughout her modeling career, in search of only the finest textiles: “I’ve always loved textiles and collected them, I never thought it would become a business.” There are many other pillow designers, only Sarah markets her pillows as a new genre of Art. “As these textiles become more extinct, their presence and value will appreciate, therefore, you’re buying a part of history, creating the pillow, jewelry, tees, etc. as a new genre of Art! The wedding pillows are marketed as heirlooms. “ Sarafiné is Green because we give old things and resources a new life and purpose by recycling and sewing by hand. The remnants from the pillows becomes jewelry. We don’t throw anything away. We’re kind to The Planet and when you buy Sarafiné Art you are also helping the planet utilize what already exists.
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