come back to my pad is the typical english saying when the party night comes to and end and it’s time to go home. the term pad is also related to our home textiles, as we refer to certain cushions as seat pads, and stuffed cushions are “pad”ded. when grounding pad we wanted to create a feel-good brand, which is full of courage and surprises, that fills your daily life with positive energy. this is why we create our collections with a strong passion for wonderful colours, modern designs, great fabrics and a laidback lifestyle. you can find the whole world of pad designs on our cushions, blankets and home accessories – come and get them!
most of our products are certified with the standard of oeko-tex® 100. we are producing in small workshops mostly located in europe, far away from asia´s mass production. often, the textiles are coloured and weaved for pad over weeks, so that sometimes, when products are sold out, there are no further supplies. this can make our trade partners unhappy, but that is also one of the characteristics, which make the difference between pad and their competitors.
about ten years ago our founder michael rossmann was a free consultant. for one of his customers he passionately created and produced a vast collection of home accessories. unfortunately, the customer ran out of money, so with one foot in germany and one foot in australia (to where they were just about to move), michael and his australian wife sasha grounded pad spontaneously and launched the collection themselves. today pad is located in mertingen, bavaria. from there, cushions, blankets and home accessories are shipped to more than 30 european countries as well as to australia and to the usa.
in the beginning of 2016 we started a special beneficial program in order to help children in germany which are threatened by poverty. we created sharity (charity to share) – the blanket that helps and give it to our trade partners at cost price. our partners relinquish a part of their profit and offer the blanket for only 49,99 euros. ten euros of each sold blanket are given to the organisation “mittagskinder” in hamburg. there, more than 200 children regularly get healthy meals, help with their homework and professional care by qualified social education workers for free. the famous professional dancer and dancing trainer isabel edvardsson is also supporting this project. after only twelve months, we have already been able to give almost 20,000.00 euros to the organisation.
we love today and admire tomorrow – therefore our collections are produced in a sustainable manner.
It has taken us almost ten years, to find the best employees for PAD. What matters is the spirit of our collections, so that everything matches together, the finesse of textile weaving techniques, the backgrounds of all the patterns and materials – all these things can only be transferred by people who share a distinctive textile passion. 24 of them are now part of team PAD. They work with lots of love and inspiration to create two great collections and one special Christmas edition every year.