All of Besselink & Jones’ shades are hand made using traditional techniques since 1959 by their own dedicated shade makers. They use hand-spun, hand-dyed Honan silks from China. Different weights and colours are mixed together in pleats, lining and edging to create a variety of effects. There are over 80 different types of trim including colourful assortments of braids, fan edges and fringes to embellish the shades. Other textures like plain card, hand-painted card, oiled or crackled parchment add to the multitude of choices available.