The spark for Jacaranda was created back in 2003 when a friend showed me an “interesting” carpet sample that had landed on his desk. “It’s unusual, handmade in India and great value for its quality, but sadly not right for my business” he said. I contacted the supplier, flew to India within the week and ordered my first container of carpet. A company had to follow quickly, which I named Jacaranda after the trees that lined the streets of New Delhi with beautiful purple flowers on that first visit. Flowers that reminded me of the Jacaranda tree that dominated the Cape Town garden of my childhood.