Samantha Stas sitting in a studio with lots of handmade pennants and flags suspended around her

Samantha Stas

Ringmer, East Sussex

Hello there, my name is Sam and I am a vintage fabric addict! Here at Stas HQ I meticulously hand make considered, often humorous tea cosies, pennants and cushions. Realising one is marvellous when menopausal, I combine witty, irreverent statement pieces for you, your home and for life. Whilst trying to do my bit for the planet and limit landfill, my unique textile pieces are made from vintage household linens and fabrics, repurposing wherever possible. Vive la menopause!

The story behind the business
Meet Samantha Stas

As you say ‘goodbye’ to your ovaries and ‘hello’ to Saga holidays, know I have got your back with one of my delightfully cheeky, irreverent, designed-to-make-you-smile, handmade homewares! A seamstress mother, a career in graphic design, an award-winning children’s accessories business and a healthy dose of sarcasm led me to this heady small business destination. I have always been inspired by textiles and colour and my future heirloom pieces are lovingly handmade from my home workroom. Each piece is made with vintage fabrics, then tea dyed for a gently aged feel, a key part in achieving the vintage look I love. Tongue firmly in cheek, and sporting an elastic waistband, I set out to embrace the absurdity of it all with an attention grabbing or positive message. I love the juxtaposition of the two elements, the old and the bold.

You’re welcome!

founder Credentials

  • 50s Plus Founder
  • Female Founded Business


14 Shepherds Close


East Sussex


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