I’m sure we have all had one of those conversations while sitting with friends which begin with the immortal words – ‘what if ….?’

Well that is exactly how Botanical Cushions came about.

January 2014 I was on holiday in South Africa staying with a dear friend Susie, who is an exceptional local photographer. As the sun was setting and the day cooling, we were simply relaxing on her veranda drinking a couple of glasses cold local wine, discussing the vast library of photographic images that Susie had collected over the years.

‘What if… we created some products using the images and sold them locally?’ So while on holiday, we quickly got to work and having sourced printers, suppliers, seamstress and a sales outlet we had plaques, canvases and of course cushions made and a concession launched in a local boutique.

While celebrating and enjoying our collective success with a glass of Constantia bubbles those immortal words were once again uttered.

“What if…… I used some of the botanical images and had indoor and outdoor cushions made and launched a company in the UK selling them?’

That evening Botanical Cushions was created.

My aim is to create luxury cushions by sourcing images only from independent photographers. Botanical Cushions strive to provide quality cushions that will compliment any setting, a beautiful asset to your home or garden.

My Double Sided Weather Resistant cushions are printed onto a 100% waterproof fabric, with a hollow fibre pad, which work just as well indoors as they do outdoors. Completely and proudly manufactured in the United Kingdom.

Luxury cushions by Derek Brewster



Inspired by the fabulous photographs of South African born photographer Susie LeBlond.