Meet Gwendolyn & Co.
Excellence in Bespoke Home Linens.
Stroll the streets of Palma and you may one day spot a very chic trio. Gwendolyn Frankefort and her two dachshunds, Pasha and George, are instantly recognisable thanks to their sartorial style. The two dogs - and their vivacious owner - are living the Mediterranean dream. When Gwendolyn moved to Mallorca in 2016, she brought along her treasured companion Pasha for the ride; later acquiring George as a fun, faithful friend for him.
With a gift for colour and an eye for luxury, Dutch-born fabric specialist Gwendolyn likes to make sure Pasha and George look as put-together as herself. Accessorised in harmonious tones - Pasha and George with their beautiful collars; Gwendolyn with her human jewellery - the three cut a dashing sight.
Relocating to the gorgeous Balearic Island was an adventure, which came at just the right time. Gwendolyn’s early career was spent in the family business, constructing packaging machines for the pharmaceutical and soft drink industry.
When the company was sold, the Dutch national took a year-long sabbatical to the Dutch Caribbean, finding clarity about the direction her path should take. Upon her return, she immersed herself in the interior and textile industry. It was a natural progression. Gwendolyn’s innate blend of creativity and business acumen kickstarted a distinguished career, and she spent three decades working in Belgium’s fashion capital, Antwerp.
The GwendoLino Story
Discerning clients throughout the world are avid devotees of her independent label. Beautifully bespoke home linens by GwendoLino are the preferred choice for a loyal coterie of designers, architects and private customers who appreciate refined, timeless elegance.
Now settled in Palma - her favourite place on Earth - Gwendolyn enjoys an additional niche client for her signature brand. Yacht interior specialists adore the luxurious finish her bed, bath and table linen bring to owners’ boats. Her blankets and cushions in fabrics such as sublime cashmere, cool linen, cosy wool and softest suede are found adorning the decks of deluxe yachts cruising Mediterranean waters.
Hygge is not just for humans
Running alongside GwendoLino is the animal lover’s passion project, Pasha Collars. Born of her devotion to her dogs, to colour and natural beauty, these artful pieces bring joy to everyday. Just as humans get to wrap up in the finest GwendoLino linens, luxuriating in their perfect softness and colour, our four-legged companions feel loved wearing collars made of the smoothest stones.
Large and small, both brands adhere to a bespoke philosophy and intentional production values. Fabrics for GwendoLino linens are sustainably sourced, and items are always made in Europe. Pasha Collars are handcrafted in Gwendolyn’s Palma workshop, the curious Pasha always present.
For Gwendolyn, combining her two loves is a dream come true, and Pasha Collars is a wonderful lifestyle complement to her successful textile label.
she smiles, noting that wherever she goes, people stop to compliment her characterful wirehaired dachshunds on their very good taste.
“Working this way, I get to meet likeminded people – and dogs!”