Personal Note

Our Story, like our products, is woven with an enduring and colorful history.

OUR FOUNDER

SDH Founder and President Sigrid Wagner grew up in Europe and from a very early age was passionate about sewing, weaving and knitting.  Her love of textiles continued in Upstate New York where she raised sheep and learn to spin and dye her own yarn.  She became an expert weaver of natural fibers and replicated antique rugs and masterpieces for museums and clients throughout the world.

FINDING INSPIRATION

Sigrid moved to Northern California where she found a way to combine her love for textiles and her genuine concern for the environment.  In 1986, inspired by her own collection of antique linens handed down through generations, she founded SDH Fine European Linens.  Her first line of products, The Purists® collection was sought after by high-end specialty stores who valued natural luxury linens, and within months, SDH began to flourish. 

A FAMILY AFFAIR

From the start, Sigrid's son, Joel Hedberg and daughter Susan Farrell have been an integral part of the business.  Both are involved in every aspect of SDH and are proud of the products and the strong relationships enjoyed with customers, vendors, employees and craftsmen.

BUILDING A LEGACY

For more than 25 years, SDH Fine European Linens has been recognized worldwide as an industry leader in creating environmentally conscious luxury bedding.  From superior textiles and innovative designs to old-world craftsmanship and attention to detail, SDH has an unwavering commitment to providing timeless style, impeccable quality and lasting comfort.  Every product that bears the SDH name is back with passion, knowledge and integrity.