Amara is an award-winning online luxury homeware retailer founded by Sam & Andrew Hood in 2005. Sam, a well-respected interior designer and her team have curated an exquisite homeware collection of over 200 of the biggest names in the industry including Missoni Home and Ralph Lauren Home. In 2016 the first A by Amara collection was launched, marking Amara’s own foray into luxury homeware creation.
Amara offers one of the finest collections of luxury homeware in the world through the company’s nine international sites, including translated French and German websites. The company stands on a foundation of excellent customer service, which is at the forefront of everything Amara achieves. Because of this Amara has been named as one of Feefo’s Gold Trusted Merchants each year since the independent customer reviewing site started awarding their highest scoring clients (those scoring 95% or above for customer satisfaction) in this way.
The company’s rapid international growth has also been rewarded by placing the highest in the area for The Sunday Times SME Export Track 100 list in both 2015 & 2016. In 2017 Amara was named 45th in The Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For list which stems from the company’s belief that in order to achieve success employees must be offered an outstanding work environment. The company therefore strives to provide excellent facilities, benefits and rewards for staff in the brand’s main headquarters in Essex and the smaller London office.
Along with Amara’s homeware collection, the company also has an online magazine, The LuxPad, publishing the latest news, trends and exclusive interviews from the design world and the company is also behind the Amara Interior Blog Awards, a successful international awards campaign dedicated to celebrating interior blogs across the globe. Exclusive trade accounts are also available at Amara for design professionals and exciting new brands, collections and features are always on the horizon.