Anna Sova Blog
Ikats from the legendary Bubanishwar India
Ikats from the legendary Bubanishwar, India Bubanishwar, India is extremely remote.Many years ago I took a plane to Calcutta, another plane, then drive ten hours and you arrive at an amazing community of weavers who have practiced their trade possibly for hundreds of years.It was also 116 degrees in the shade when I visited.The above […]
Whitney & The Welders
Whitney & the Welders, 1994 Is it fun to manufacture in the USA! Is it easy? No. It is hard work, humbling, often humorous and defiantly worth it. In 1992 I founded The Antique Drapery Rod Company with a passion to bring the quality of museum collections and authentic antique hardware into our homes. (And […]
Founding Anna Sova Organic Home in 2004
I founded Anna Sova in 2004 with my Father, Richard K. Walker. Prior to that I had been a manufacturing CEO and a product designer for many, many years. Our goal was to build the nest quality eco responsible products for the entire home. This goes back to 1998 when we built our factory for […]
Loyalty, from both sides. Meet Angelika who worked with us for twenty five years.
Loyalty, from both sides. Meet Angelika who worked with us for twenty five years. Meet Angelica, who came to work for us from 1992 till 2017. She has an artists eye for detail and managed around 20 employees in our hand painted finishes. Angelica is kind and steadfast with her staff and tries to be […]
Bio Resins, Hand Cast and Eco Responsible
We have huge fun here at ADR! We are one of the last facilties to actually “Hand Cast” in the USA. These type of artisal jobs all moved to Asia in the 50’s and then to China permanently by the end of the recession. Even with less expensive labor in Asia, the art of hand casting […]
My top 11 suggestions to save the planet!
My top 11 suggestions to save the planet! 1. Boycott coal power which is 54 0/0 of US air pollution, buy wind or solar energy for your home and business.2. Drive an electric car (or no car!) and recharge it with wind or solar energy sources.3. Boycott petro plastic bottled water, bottled beverages – use […]
Do you know where the wood in your rod comes from…?
Do you know where the wood in your rod comes from…Whitney Anna DOES know where the wood in your drapery rod comes from. NO, I have not been drinking and this is not a viagra ad. As the CEO and owner for 25 years of The Antique Drapery Rod Company I sourced wood for drapery […]