A TEXTILES SCOTLAND PUBLICATION
AN ENCHANTING ESCAPE IN SCOTLAND
FABULOUS FABRIC AND DETAILED DESIGN
FASHION FOUNDRY NURTURING SCOTTISH TALENT
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Editor’s Note Welcome from Stewart Roxburgh Ten Must-Haves for this Season Some of the cutest products on offer this season Fabulous Fabric Uncovering the wealth of quality fabric in Scotland Fashion with Passion Guest contributor Eric Musgrave shares his thoughts on Scottish textiles Our World of Interiors Guest contributor Ronda Carman on why Scotland has the interiors market ﬁrmly sewn up
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Setting the Scene Make a statement in any room with inspired wallpaper An Enchanting Escape A fashionable stay in Scotland Fashion Foundry Inspirational hub for a new generation Devil is in the Detail Dedicated craftsmanship from start to ﬁnish
Find us Why not get in touch – you know you want to!
FRONT COVER Helena wears: Jacquard Woven Plaid with Herringbone 100% Merino Wool Fabric in Hair by Calzeat; Poppy Soft Cupsilk Bra by Iona Crawford and Lucynda Lace in Ivory by MYB Textiles.
Thanks to: Our ﬁrst ever guest contributors – Eric Musgrave and Ronda Carman. Read Eric’s thoughts on the Scottish textiles industry on page 12 and Ronda’s insights on Scottish interiors on page 18. And our main photoshoot team – photographer Anna Isola Crolla and assistant Solen; creative director/stylist Chris Hunt and assistant Emma Jackson; hair-stylist Gary Lees using tecni.art by L’Oreal Professionnel and the ‘O’ and irons by Cloud Nine, and make-up artist Ana Cruzalegui using WE ARE FAUX and Nars products. More from the team on page 23.
Also thanks to our other photographers: Rob McDougall, Photographer & ﬁlmmaker An award winning professional photographer specialising in creative photography, Rob is well known for capturing the picture in context. Understanding the needs of different media, Rob has worked for VisitScotland, Taylor Wimpey, Historic Scotland, Weber Shandwick, and was the ofﬁcial photographer for Homecoming Scotland 2009.
Gerardo Jaconelli, Photographer With experience of photography from both sides of the lens, Gerardo uses his long career as a model on the catwalks of Milan, Miami and Chicago to inﬂuence his creative approach to capturing images. Regularly on assignments across the globe, Gerardo has photographed for Italian and Australian Elle magazines, working with several leading stylists.
And ﬁnally…thanks to Leanne McGill from Genuine for her invaluable creative input in to the main shoot; Model Team especially our models Helena and Charlotte McKelvie, Chris K and Oliver Greenall; and last but by no means least, Julie Brander and Lynne Heraghty, Weber Shandwick for continuing to share the passion and love for this publication!
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editor’s note We Scots are well known as a friendly, welcoming nation who can spin a good yarn. And our textiles industry has used these inherent traits for years, building long-standing relationships with customers and telling our story across the globe, cementing our future in the marketplace. It has been another turbulent year for many, with global economic challenges forcing businesses to batten down the hatches and sit tight so they can ride the storm. But this doom and gloom does not run through the textiles sector, if my recent experiences of meeting customers who have come to Scotland is anything to go by. These buyers are embracing growth and development, increasing their product portfolios, looking for and ﬁnding new suppliers with great ideas, and spending money in really innovative ways to capture customer attention. And we are grateful for it. Testament to our continued development and the enviable historical references of quality ﬁrmly etched in the minds of all who work with us the future remains bright. When a buyer engages with any of our 600 plus companies in Scotland they instantly see and appreciate the close relationship between our landscape and our products. They love the spirit and enthusiasm we have for creating something spectacular. They are assured by our experience, quality, and the skills we offer, but also in our ability to repeat this process year on year, decade on decade and of course unlike many, century on century.
If you are looking for a supplier that can engage with the sales process from beginning to end, can encourage brand loyalty through a quality offering, and inspire purchasing decisions, then look no further than Scotland. There is no room for complacency in any business, least so textiles and this is something the Scottish industry knows well. We are continually grateful that our customers want to increase their business with Scotland and we know, as the return to a need for quality rapidly gathers momentum, more will follow suit from across the world. As ever our ideas and designs are always 'on the money'. was inspired by our This edition of fabulous fabrics, intricate designs and the much appreciated feedback from media and customers who have recently visited. We wanted to present the widest range of ideas and products we could to our customers and potential customers out there so you know why you should come to Scotland. We are always indebted to those who visit us to ﬁnd out more and if you haven’t – why not? Our door is always open.
We know what sells – innovative, fresh products that are well researched to ﬁt their exact needs, backed up by world-class service. And that is why they come, and keep coming. Stewart Roxburgh, Editor Stewart is a Senior Executive, National Textiles Team, Scottish Enterprise.
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Doing it for the kids…
New kid on the block – We Are Rushworth – has some serious style options for little ‘triers and doers’ everywhere. We particularly love this Lambswool Slipover from the ethically sourced knitwear brand for children: it is knitted in Scotland by Scott & Charters.
Fight the frrrrr… With a true vintage feel, we love these Leaf Knit Fur Mittens from Samantha Holmes. Hand-made, the design is classic and timeless making them suitable for all ages and a perfect, graceful complement to any outﬁt.
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You can never have too many scarves! We went preppy-mad for this stripey College Cashmere Scarf in Limestone Multi from Love Cashmere by Shorts of Hawick. And stretching 244cms long it is sure to keep you warm.
Zero calorie treat…
Ever wish you could have your favourite chocolate treat every day and not have to worry about piling on the pounds? Well we’ve found the answer, a Tunnock’s Teacake Cushion from Nikki McWilliams. Now that’s what we call stylish comfort eating!
All because the tablet deserves tweed…
We are the tablet generation – fact. So dressing it in the best is a must. Our pick of the latest covers on the market is this leather backed and embossed iPad Sleeve in red/grey or Seal Grey Harris Tweed (from The Carloway Mill) from Maccessori.
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There is something special about wearing a piece of art. So why not pick up a sumptuous scarf like Dusk below by Helen Ruth. Beginning with a hand-drawn illustration, designs are then mixed with other images creating a piece worthy of a frame.
Most of us have moved from the plastic to the reusable nowadays but ever wished the canvas offering was a little more stylish? Look no further. Printing Pretty has a fab new range of bags and cushions including this Hummingbird Tote Shopping Bag.
Free your ﬁngers in style…
The latest addition to Hilary Grant’s collection – the Fingerless Mitten – is the only way to show off your manicured paws and still keep fashionably toasty! Available in Dash, Icelandic and Arrow (pictured) and in six coulourways, with or without strings.
To say that this item was under 24-hr guard while in the ofﬁce is no lie! A must-must-have, this 100% cashmere hand frame knitted 4-ply cashmere Turban from Rosie Sugden will turn heads! And it is available in three colourways – Black, Heron and Bokhara (pictured).
So many things we wanted to feature here, it could have been 100. Alas we could only choose ten and they are truly sumptuous! The dressy doctor…
Who didn’t own a pair? They came in many colours, wacky patterns and at long last they are available in the 'champagne of fabrics'! Our deﬁnite favourite of Dr Martens’ latest limited edition is the Cobalt Blue Collaboration with Harris Tweed Hebrides. Gentlemen please form an orderly queue.
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Clark Turner, Tristan & Nicos, Sim Naomi, Knott Capital, Nation Gator and Dada Woven Fabrics from Holland & Sherry.
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Given the heritage, quality – stemming from meticulous processes – and of course style, it is no surprise that Scottish fabrics grace portfolios around the globe. But what is it that has kept them returning to the world-wide stage time and time again? Scotland is renowned for producing a vast range of fabrics, from cashmere to tweed to wool and high performance fabrics of all forms – all of which put Scotland ﬁrmly on the map as a leader in production. Let’s look at our loving relationship with wool. Long dubbed the ﬁbre ‘ﬁt for heroes’ because of its astronaut and mountain climber connotations, the wool story began before recorded history when primitive man ﬁrst clothed himself in the skins of the wild sheep he killed for food. He had discovered a durable fabric which gave him what nothing else could – protection alike from heat and cold, from wind and rain – opening it up to endless possibilities. No other material, natural or man-made, has all of wool’s qualities. However, we have been able to reﬁne and improve the fabric through tried and tested techniques. Different breeds of sheep offer different qualities and properties to the cloth, blended by experts to achieve the right properties for their usage. Using nano-technology, wool garments and fabrics can now be permanently showerproofed and stain-proofed. Shower-prooﬁng, while allowing the fabric to shed water from the outside of the garment, still allows the skin to breathe and exude water vapour.
This is achieved through the use of waxes and treatments applied by various methods to the wool ﬁbre. Stain-prooﬁng does not make it impossible for grease and other stains to mark the fabric but the stains can be removed with a household cleaner, and without leaving any unsightly ring. Antimicrobial treatments can also be used to protect fabrics from sweat damage. Wool is certainly the most versatile textile ﬁbre known to man and its uses are legion – which the Scottish market shows in abundance. Apart from its inherent natural virtues, it is also an easy care fabric thanks to modern scientiﬁc achievements. Also, as a result of farmers being paid according to the grading of their wool, which is then sold to the trade at auction, it is a tribute both to the excellence of our wool and to customer knowledge and experience that our wool regularly commands the highest price in the world for its type. So the scene is ﬁrmly set for our mills, companies and designers to work with this fabulous ﬁbre to create stunning fabrics and pieces which are adored the world over.
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The textiles industry is one of the most dynamic on the planet – with vast growth particularly in Brazil, Russia, India and China. As we witness this increasing appetite for luxury goods it is no surprise that Scottish cashmere is ﬁrmly back on the radar. Textiles commentators are all pointing the world back to using quality fabrics, which has led to an upsurge in demand. Scotland has a fantastic history and deep association with top grade cashmere which is translating in to a massive opportunity for many mills and companies. Many mills have been weaving exquisite cloths, including cashmere and silk, for hundreds of years, and supplying leading fashion and design houses around the world. Finest quality, raw materials, originality of design and expert craftsmanship are just three of the reasons why Scottish mills and companies' names continue to reign supreme in the world of international textiles. Drawing inspiration from a rich heritage the design teams give full expression to this, while remaining sensitive to the bespoke requirements of today's designers.
Bold and Colourful Lambswool and Angora Blend Striped Scarves by Begg Scotland.
All fabrics are created to offer the wearer/ user the ultimate in comfort and luxury. Traditional and modern ﬁnishing techniques are all used in pursuit of these noble aims.
Scotland has an ancient history and deep association with quality cashmere
Cashmere and Silk Sweaters in Purple, Light Tropic, Orchid, Daffodil, Orange, Royal and Cyclamen by Hawick Cashmere.
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We couldn’t talk about Scottish fabric without mentioning two of the most iconic fabrics to leave the land – Harris Tweed and Tartan. Harris Tweed has witnessed a signiﬁcant renaissance recently. Now producing more tweed than ever before, sought-after supplies reach over 85 countries. The cloth has successfully shifted away from the 'Miss Marple' look, towards high fashion icons such as Kate Moss and Chanel, and has become the fabric of choice for luxury ﬁve star hotel interiors. Tweed has now broken into the world’s fastest growing economies by way of inclusive approaches including lightweight tweed jackets which are deemed suitable for winter evenings in Sao Paulo. While this is a shift from the norm, the consistent high-end quality remains.
Traditional Harris Tweed has a reputation for being durable yet heavy. However, much time and effort has been spent reﬁning the manufacturing process that produces the yarn. This means a lightweight fabric can be established without losing its inherent tweed properties, but allowing for a jacket that can be worn all year round. The procedure is complex and involves twisting the yarn tighter to make it much ﬁner so the fabric is lighter. Other exciting additions to the tweed marketplace include the application of Dry Wax, meaning the tweed is thoroughly waterproof. Harris Tweed is anything but stale, as its fan base, and those wishing to do business with the mills, wrap around the world and back.
Selection of Tweeds by The Carloway Mill Harris Tweed at 21st CENTURY KILTS.
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Lurex Yarn at Johnstons of Elgin.
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Tartan Swatches from the Kinloch Anderson Archives Dating Back to 1868.
And ﬁnally, we have Tartan. Scotland’s oldest but bravest fabric. Tartan has successfully tugged at the heartstrings of many for decades with celebrity endorsements lending a strong, helping hand. From Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood to Michael S Smith’s interiors for the Obamas, Tartan is a cloth that offers highly acclaimed diversity, style and again, undisputed quality. With the Scottish textiles industry continuing to deepen in order to enhance appeal and reach – whether it be producing lighter weight options or producing newer, smarter performance fabrics – the future for our fabulous fabrics is colourful. Scottish fabrics – heritage, provenance and sustainability built in!
Tartan is a cloth that offers highly acclaimed diversity, style and, again, undisputed quality
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Eric Musgrave, shot on location in Edinburgh.
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We are delighted to welcome guest contributor – leading industry commentator Eric Musgrave. With over 32 years at the heart of the industry both at home and abroad, the 'Sharp Suits' author shares his insights in to what makes Scotland a leading textiles light…
A week-long tour to investigate Scotland’s textile and clothing sector inspired journalist Eric Musgrave even more than he expected. He sincerely hopes more industry buyers can make a similar trip to discover what brilliant products carry the Made in Scotland label. Passion is the common denominator among the people who make Scotland’s international reputation for excellence in textiles, clothing and accessories.
During my ﬁve-day tour, I was mightily impressed by the creativity, the skills and, yes, the obsessive passion of those who craft the products that are uniquely Scottish. On my tour I saw lots of what could be regarded as traditional goods such as Tartans and Tweeds, but never once did I have the impression that this was a backward-looking or conservative sector.
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On the contrary, heritage is merely a solid platform on which many companies are developing desirable goods that are ideally suited to contemporary consumers’ tastes. Take Esk Valley Knitwear. The Annanbased producer makes what might appear at ﬁrst glance to be fairly traditional sweaters and cardigans, but look more closely and you see that most of the garments are seamless, having been made on the latest Shima Seiki knitting machines from Japan. As director Stuart Maxwell puts it, “We work the machines hard”, which means that the garments feature integrated knitted-in pockets or a structure that has merino on one side and cashmere on the other. The yarn choice is intriguing too; as well as the familiar cashmere, merino and British wool, Esk – as the company’s ownlabel collection is called – uses rarer yarns such as yak, alpaca, camel and Sea Island cotton to create heritage-inclined knitwear
that Maxwell describes as “luxury workwear”. This is a superb contemporary fashion look. It was very encouraging to see pride and passion for making products to a high-quality standard, not to a price. To celebrate its 215th anniversary this autumn, Johnstons of Elgin has produced a limited edition of men’s scarves and women’s stoles in the super-rare and super-soft vicuna yarn, which comes from a relative of the llama in the high plateaux of Chile and Peru. Sold only through Johnstons’ website, these items, priced at £325 and £685 respectively, underline the company’s credentials as a specialist in the ﬁnest luxurious accessories. There is a pleasing sustainability story here too as Johnstons is involved in protecting the once-threatened herds of vicuna, which now number a very healthy 300,000.
It was very encouraging to see pride and passion for making products to a high-quality standard, not to a price Ben Cardigan in Pure Camel Hair by Esk Valley Knitwear.
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I enjoyed seeing traditional ideas being given just a slight twist to take them off in another direction. On an amusing level, Perth-based The House of Edgar has created special Tartans for Scottish institutions Oor Wullie and The Broons. It might well be that some of Howie Nicholsby’s customers at 21st CENTURY KILTS in Edinburgh select these cheerful plaids for one of his modern interpretations of the kilt. Nicholsby is a ﬁne example of a modernist with a passion for tradition. “I hate it when people mix up different eras of Highland Dress,” he told me ﬁrmly.
A Selection of Isle Mill's Homespun and Tibet Throws by Macnaughtons of Pitlochry.
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A Selection of Fabrics from Harris Tweed Hebrides.
A lot of talk was about the increasing demand for Harris Tweed in the interiors market
In Peebles I was impressed by the way in which premium cloth merchant Holland & Sherry has adapted a real Scottish favourite by creating a luxurious alternative to Harris Tweed. Alert to the perceived (if somewhat inaccurate) view that the classic cloth is rough and itchy, Holland & Sherry has created a softer version using wool from the only merino sheep in Scotland (apparently the ﬂock is kept well-hidden in the Highlands). The wool is specially carded, or combed, to achieve the visual characteristic of tweed and blended with 5% cashmere for extra softness. It is hand-woven in the Outer Hebrides and is branded Callanish Blackhouse after the islands’ famous standing stones and the distinctive thatched roof dwellings. Among the Harris Tweed community, however, there is no sign of any concern about a little competition from Holland & Sherry. On the Isle of Lewis everyone I spoke to, from the mill managers to the weavers in their sheds alongside their homes, was upbeat about business. Outside Harris Tweed Hebrides’ mill, the many rolls of cloth stamped with the Orb awaiting shipping to Japan, Europe and the US told their own story. A lot of talk was about the increasing demand for Harris Tweed in the interiors market.
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ANTA, of course, knows all about the potential for Scottish-designed, and made, interiors fabrics. Its shop on George Street, Edinburgh, is an impressive showcase for its 25 years or more of expertise. Like many progressive design-led Scottish businesses, ANTA’s reputation has been made with recolouring heritage classics. It’s an approach that consumers ﬁnd easy to understand and appreciate, which is why I expect Begg Scotland, the luxury scarf and accessory producer in Ayr, to do well as it extends more into the home interiors market. It was good to see the eclectic retail interpretations of “The Scottish Look”. These varied from Kinloch Anderson’s classic Highland Dress shop to Walker Slater’s new retro-themed womenswear shop in Edinburgh, and from The House of Bruar’s amazing complex in Perthshire to the beautifully executed visitor centres at Johnstons of Elgin and in Hawick. My main wish now is that more buyers from brands and retailers in the UK and overseas make the effort to come and see what the modern Scottish textiles and clothing manufacturers have to offer. They cannot fail to be impressed.
Selection of Knitted Accessories by ANTA.
Eric Musgrave, the former editorial director of Drapers magazine, now writes for a host of leading publications including The Financial Times, The Rake, Bespoken, Stylus and Billionaire.com and is a keen advocate of Made in Britain. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Isle Mill Penny Lane Collection Fabric in Ashdale Lavender by Macnaughtons of Pitlochry.
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We are delighted to welcome the second of our guest – founder of All the contributors to this edition of Best Blog and contributing writer for the Hufﬁngton Post, Ronda Carman. Here Ronda shares her insights as to why the Scottish interiors market shines...
When it comes to textiles Scotland has more to offer than the customary Tartan. Harris Tweed, cashmere, leather, and lace are also creative players in the country's long line of artisanal textiles. While many in the apparel industry know well the exceptional quality, interior designers are now learning too. This summer I had the privilege of touring several mills with ﬁve prominent U.S. interior designers. Our whirlwind itinerary took us from Glasgow to Elgin to Edinburgh to Perth and back again to Glasgow. Our days alternated between viewing beautiful lace at Morton Young and Borland (MYB Textiles) to witnessing master weavers of tapestries bring to life commissions for interior designers, museum curators and private collectors at Dovecot Studios in Edinburgh.
I have always believed that experiencing time-honoured traditions ﬁrsthand deepens the appreciation of a skilled craft and this trip only further conﬁrmed that belief. In our world of cheap knock-offs, beautifully crafted textiles made from the ﬁnest raw materials seem to be an ever-growing rarity. So, in my opinion, Scotland has an extraordinary commodity to offer to the world – textiles of the highest tradition, quality and design. Certainly this was true of our visits to Macnaughtons Interiors, Begg Scotland and Johnstons of Elgin. To see soft, highly adaptable cashmere wool spun into yarn was both a visual and tactile feast. But perhaps what impressed us most were the options for versatility and quality control.
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The Home Interiors Room at Johnstons of Elgin.
The Scottish mills and the industry reputation rely on fantastic hand-skills with teams of ladies going over every inch of fabric and rectifying any problems. Little question, commitment to quality (from cashmere to leather) was evident throughout our trip. Furthermore, what really delighted the designers was the ﬂexibility the mills offer to the design community, from minimum quantities to custom colours. Most did not expect to come away seeing so many fresh, current, or even cutting edge textiles. It’s nice to still be able to surprise people in unexpected and pleasant ways.
Scotland has an extraordinary commodity to offer to the world – textiles of the highest tradition, quality and design
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Fabrics are far from the only stars in the interiors world; several unique wallcoverings from companies round out the diverse mix of players. Scotland is renowned for its wry humour laced with irony. And, in terms of design, no one more fully embraces Scottish eccentricity than the design studio Timorous Beasties. Noted for its surreal and provoking textiles and wallpapers, Timorous Beasties has been described as “William Morris on acid”. Interpretations of naturalistic images – insects, plants, ﬂowers, and stylised pastoral toiles are a common theme, always interpreted in a highly original manner. Its newest toile portrays the vitality, liveliness and diversity of life in New York.
New York Toile Wallcovering by Timorous Beasties.
Rose Damask and Ribbon Damask Wallpaper in Black Silver, Red Gold and Sand Pearl by MYB Textiles.
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The New York Toile opening scene is marked by a struggle between protesters and police who strike elegant Renaissance-style poses. Interspersed with instantly recognisable landmarks, while capturing the never-ending movement of urban life, Timorous Beasties has once again transformed a traditional toile to create a wholly contemporary, urban genre with the perfect balance of architectural, human ﬁgures and ﬂoral repeats. Additionally, others in the Scottish market are following suit and setting the scene. MYB Textiles’ Paperlace wallpaper beautifully mimics delicate lace and has already had a red-carpet debut. Moody Monday’s contemporary couture wallcoverings are all handmade in Edinburgh, artist Lynsey Jean Henderson uses local materials and suppliers wherever possible in her boutique screenprinting studio, and Natasha Marshall is seen as one of the UK's foremost design talents.
Birds n Bees Wallcovering by Timorous Beasties.
Black Keys Wallpaper, part of the Secret Music Collection by Moody Monday.
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Nestled in the heart of Glasgow at the luxurious Blythswood Square, the team absorbed the stunning surroundings for the photoshoot, channelling classic vintage glamour latest through modern day couture and interiors. Let us take you on...
in scotland What our creative team thought: Anna Isola Crolla, Photographer The classic quirkiness of the setting and models created the perfect platform to showcase the distinguished industry talents. Each picture instantly came alive with colours, textures, style and the unmistakable creativity in this inspirational shoot.
Chris Hunt, Creative Director/Stylist I took inspiration from the variety of luxurious and practical textiles to create a fashionable weekend party, setting the scene and taking the fabrics on a journey shot by shot through the stunning Blythswood Square.
Gary Lees, Hair Stylist The shoot inspiration for the hair was luxurious, understated glamour â€“ a contemporary feel with a classic undercurrent. It was so inspirational working with Scottish fabrics and headpieces achieving stunning looks which complemented both outďŹ ts and surroundings.
Ana Cruzalegui, Make-up Artist My inspiration came from a modern day Gatsby party girl mixed with Scottish beauty softness, created by using fun textures, glitters, rosy cheeks, enchanting eyes and romantic lip colours to add a high fashion edge.
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Helena wears: Florence Shirt, Victoria Skirt, Wool Scarf and Iona Waistcoat by Walker Slater; Cinnamon Wool Socks and Black Riding Boots by Johnstons of Elgin; Green Pheasant Feather Hat by Pea Cooper Millinery; Knitted Lambswool Gloves by Kirsteen Stewart; Multi-Coloured Print Scarf by PickOne; iPad Cover by Knockando Woolmill and JNXKOS Tweed and Leather Coat by Jaggy Nettle. Chris wears: Blue Chino, Cashmere Button Cardigan and Fitzgerald Fit Harris Tweed Sport Coat by Brooks Brothers with Short Brown Boots and Ingrid Scarf by Cora. Oliver wears: Black Kilt and Kilt Socks by Slanj with Short CAT Boots; Grace Handknitted Jacket by Di Gilpin; Inkjet Printed Scottish Cashmere Jumper by Jaggy Nettle and Orange DufďŹ‚e Bag by Laura Spring. Charlotte wears: Mustard Check Tammy Ladies Jacket by Harris Tweed Hebrides; Mara Handknitted Gilet by Di Gilpin; Blue Cashmere Socks and Pink Cashmere Gloves by Scott & Charters; Linen Skirt by Scalpay Linen; Wedge Harris Tweed Boots with Suede Soles by Jaggy Nettle; Charcoal Pom Scarf by Hilary Grant and Valed Beret by William Chambers. Accessories: Weekend Bag by Juliana Lawson for Harris Tweed Hebrides. Interiors: Animal Print 100% Cashmere Stole by Johnstons of Elgin; Small Tartan Teddy Bear by Knockando Woolmill; Harris Tweed Shawl by Rarebird; Dr. Who Tweed Fabric by Andrew Elliot; Vintage Trunks and Hat Box by Saratoga Trunk and Vintage Binoculars Stylists Own.
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Helena wears: Floral Crin Wave Hat by William Chambers; Carolina Body by Rebecca Torres and Fushia Multi Spot Paisley Scarf by Begg Scotland. Chris wears: Kiltsuit in House of Edgar Tartan, Kilt Socks, Black Sporran and Boots all by 21st CENTURY KILTS. Interiors: Horse, Goose, Cockerel, Stag and Comfort Cushion Memory Foam Pillow by Iona Crawford; Coloured Patterned Cushions by Fun Makes Good; Purple Seat Cushion, Green Headboard and Lampshade by Harris Tweed Hebrides; Supersoft, Lambswool, Cheviot and Hounds-Tooth Throws and Fabrics by Alexanders of Scotland.
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Charlotte wears: Beech Wood Necklace by Kirsteen Stewart; Printed Patch American Apparel Jumper and Western Bird Print Collar by Fiona Heather; Skirt Created from Begg Scotland Scarves in Denim Snow Dot, Granite Spot, Zebra Petrol and Stone, Ciel, Royal Blue Multi Spot Paisley; Red Club Shoes by Emily Lamb and Siren Socks by Bebaroque. Oliver wears: Yellow Tartan and Army Print Jacket, Dark Denim Jeans and Tartan Rucksack by Slanj; Red Polo-Shirt by Spalding and Triple Bonded Harris Tweed Hightops with Signature Leather Lining by Jaggy Nettle.
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Oliver wears: Richard Shirt, Cord Trousers, No.7 Denim Jacket and Harris Tweed Overcoat all by Walker Slater; Harris Tweed Trilby by Fabhatrix and Boat Shoes by Brooks Brothers. Chris wears: Cord Trousers in Midnight, Cashmere Button Cardigan, James Blazer; Grey Lachlan Tie and Oxford Shirt all by Walker Slater; Doc Martin and Harris Tweed Footwear by Harris Tweed Hebrides and Lambswool Scarf by Alexanders of Scotland. Interiors: Re-cycled Cashmere Rug by Turnberry Rug Works.
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Helena wears: Jaggy Nettle Orange Scissor Print Sweater by Johnstons of Elgin and Hand Crochet Cotton Bridal Skirt by Psychomoda. Charlotte wears: La Danse Hand Knitted Skirt by Di Gilpin; Swarovski Collar Halterneck by Belinda Robertson; Noughts and Crosses Hand Printed Scottish Cashmere Gloves by Jaggy Nettle; Bokhara Turban Hat by Rosie Sugden, Black Boutique 1 Shoes by Emily Lamb and Flower Coloured Earrings by Kirsteen Stewart. Interiors: Seats Covered in Fabric from Harris Tweed Hebrides; Morning Coffee and Tunnockâ€™s Teacake Screen Printed Biscuit Cushions by Nikki McWilliams; Haddo Old Gold Lambswool Fabric by Johnstons of Elgin and Books Covered in Birds n Bees Duck Egg Blue Paper and Union Wallpaper in Sea Green by Timorous Beasties; Black Keys Paper by Moody Monday and Rose Damask Paper in Sand Pearl by MYB Textiles.
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Chris wears: Uni White Shirt, Harris Tweed Grey Jacket, Grey Chino, Long Black Overcoat and Black Belt by Brooks Brothers and Harris Tweed and Signature Leather Footwear by Jaggy Nettle. Helena wears: Madam Ebony Black Lace Dress with Gold Applique by Judy R. Clark and Audrey H Saucer Hat by Pea Cooper. Oliver wears: Full Kilt Suit in Carloway Mill Harris Tweed by 21st CENTURY KILTS. Charlotte wears: Pippa and Lilly Draped Silk Dress by Iona Crawford. Interiors: Hamish and Untitled 3 Cushions by Bluebellgray; Seats covered in fabric by Harris Tweed Hebrides; Linda Lace in Ivory by MYB Textiles and Wind and Water Rug by Rug Design Co.
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fashion Deconstruct Silk Knit Dress with Swarovski Crystal Embellishment by Mairi McDonald.
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Met, tem sim laut hiciet fugiam sequi dit dit, sime molo que auteni am, volumquassin porrum, volum quidis que volorum expelesecto dolo erit, oditaturios auditat emporeri. A new incubator nurturing Scotland’s emerging fashion design talent – Fashion Foundry – has burst on to the scene, mentoring the country’s next ‘ones to watch’. The new hub has taken 10 of Scotland’s most promising fashion designers under its wing to develop their businesses over the next 18 months. The Fashion Foundry, led by the Cultural Enterprise Ofﬁce, Scotland's specialist provider of business support to creative micro businesses and cultural practitioners, in association with Wasps Studios, will help the aspiring designers to target the lucrative luxury market both in the UK and internationally. Selected after an application process, the 10 successful companies span the full range of fashion design from millinery to menswear, bespoke luggage to textiles and knitwear.
They include a womenswear designer, one of whose creations has been worn by Lady Gaga; a men’s knitwear designer selected by leading global fashion trend forecaster WGSN’s for its Generation Now directory; a hat designer who was nominated for international milliner of the year award in 2009; a women’s knitwear designer who has already broken into the Asian and American markets; and a women’s wear designer who has worked alongside Julien MacDonald the then Head Designer at Paris fashion house Givenchy.
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Here we give you a snapshot of our ten hot prospects destined for great things.
kirsteen stewart Fair-trade fanatic Kirsteen Stewart has brought Scotland to Bangladesh and beyond with the creation of alluring ethical clothing and accessories. Orkney-based Kirsteenâ€™s fair-trade pieces are created to ethical
standards and sold across the UK and internationally. More so, this autumn/ winter weâ€™re seeing a great range of marvellous knit, print and leather pieces from Kirsteen that have been handmade in Scotland.
hilary grant If you want staple winter accessories then look no further than Hilary Grant. The Scottish knitwear label has a whole collection of scarves, hats and gloves created from the highest quality of lambswool.
Gold Cluster Sweater Dress by Kirsteen Stewart
Hilary, an Orkney-based designer, has taken her brand international with stockists in Hong Kong, Denmark, Tokyo and New York. With every accessory both practicable and playful, a Hilary Grant accessory is a must-have for this season.
Square Edge Scarf in Diamond Inferno by Hilary Grant
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Vanda Dress by Rebecca Torres
Burgundy Marbou Hat by Pea Cooper Unisex Weatherproof Cape with Convergence Lining in Orange by Laura Spring
pea cooper Pea Cooper is certainly one to watch with her millinery designs already taking centre stage in a selection of Vogue publications across the globe including the UK, Turkey, Russia and Spain editions.
This quirky brand has also had elaborate and stunning items shown at Melbourne and London Fashion Weeks. Named as ‘International Milliner of the Year’, Pea Cooper’s ‘one off’ designs are a must for styling any outﬁt.
rebecca torres The Rebecca Torres label was created after Rebecca submerged herself in the UK fashion capital, London. Her experience with designer and stylist Nova Dando as well as working on numerous photo-shoots including music videos and television adverts gave this talented designer inspiration to create her own label.
This new brand, based in Glasgow, is full of bold colour, interesting fabrics and intricate designs. Already featured in publications including Look, Grazia, Vogue.com and Company, the Rebecca Torres brand is on a path to success.
laura spring The ethos of the Laura Spring label takes inspiration from everyday experiences and situations, like the weather, to create luggage and outdoor accessories. Laura’s interesting motivation has allowed her to design experimental pieces with graphic
shapes and bright colours. Last summer Laura Spring was awarded the Scottish Craft Residency at Cove Park where she developed her ﬁrst luggage collection and we forecast a bright future ahead.
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Fully Hand Em Beaded Collar anbroidered, Silk Sweater d Lauren Day by
Handmade Soft Suede Body Piece by Laura Ironside
laura ironside As an emerging womenswear designer, Laura Ironside is the architect of an engineered collection full of soft suede and leather body pieces, each of which construct sculpture and accentuate the female form. Since exhibiting in New Designers immediately after graduating from Duncan of Jordanstone College of
Art, Laura has worked for London based luxury label Le Tour de Force as an assistant designer, where she produced laser cut work for the entire AW11 collection. Now returning to her native land, Laura is setting up her own fashion label that consists of a fusion of corsetry, jewellery, breast plates and armoury, each of which is handmade to the highest quality in Scotland.
lauren day If there was one designer destined to become synonymous with ‘embroidery ﬁnesse’ it would be this one. Lauren Day, a womenswear designer with a ﬂair for hand embroidery, focuses on the principalities of colour proportion, contrast and structure in her designs. Lauren’s pieces have not
only caught our eye but also those of the Embroiders Guild who exhibited her work in the ‘Graduate Showcase’ at the prestigious ‘Knitting and Stitching Show’. And with every piece singing with craftsmanship and quality, it’s no wonder that she’s becoming a true embroidery ambassador.
jennifer kent With experience of working with some of fashion’s top design houses such as Alexander McQueen, Tom Scott, Clare Tough and Lyle & Scott, Jennifer Kent has a perfect fashion foundation. Jennifer’s own label, Edition Scotland which is based in Glasgow, is a premium menswear knitwear brand that is 100% designed and produced in Scotland.
Her inspiration is taken from Scotland’s rich textile heritage and keeping true to the brand ethos, Jennifer looks to make full use of the expertise still found within the industry today – one of which being the ‘editioning’ system, a process similar to that used in numbering ﬁne art print. We can’t wait to see how this brand excels.
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Limited Edition Luxury Scottish Knitwear Brand by Jennifer Kent
Limited Hand Printed Silk Chiffon Chole Dress by Saunt & Sinner
Deconstruct Silk Knit Dress with Swarovski Crystal Embellishment by Mairi McDonald
mairi mcdonald Inspired by rock ‘n’ roll and the rebellious genre, Mairi McDonald creates eclectic and free-spirited luxury womenswear designs that scream attitude with a sprinkle of bohemian ﬂare. A graduate of London College of Fashion, Mairi has previously created womenswear and menswear ranges, including made to
order celebrity commissions and has also been featured in leading publications such as Vogue. The Mairi McDonald label includes pieces with metal embellishment, fringing, laser cut leather and luxurious knitwear which altogether create desirable yet wearable silhouettes.
saunt & sinner Saunt & Sinner is a brand with two fashionable heads – Emma Noble and Toni Riddle. The luxury womenswear label, which is based in Glasgow, was born when the two Grays Schools of Art graduates collaborated to create something that encapsulated
a ‘home grown’ feel and hence a collection that celebrates the Scottish textile industry. With limited edition pieces, Saunt & Sinner is a label of exclusivity and individuality and everything is made in Scotland.
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A Jacquard Loom with 2688 Hooks Essential for Intricate Designs at Begg Scotland.
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The Scottish textiles industry has amassed a reputation over centuries for delivering quality, diverse, design-led products and brands to the world. But what elevates the offering to seriously good? Well, the devil is indeed in the detail…
detail If you have ever been fortunate enough to take a tour around a Scottish mill or visit one of the country’s many textiles companies it would be hard to escape the fundamental ingredient for their success. The common mantra is: attention to detail is crucial, and there is never any compromise on this.
Over many years producers of fabrics and garments have perfected techniques and skills, and most importantly the ‘sixth sense’ for quality textiles. Whether it is producing core products, adored by generations or an innovation to set fashionistas on ﬁre this remains the common dominator.
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Let’s look at cashmere for example – a product Scotland is rightfully famous for – but many remain unaware of the process behind the luxury. Each company takes pride in only selecting the best cashmere (which comes from the soft under-ﬂeece of sought-after herds of goats mostly found in the mountains of China and Mongolia). The ﬁbre is then combed out by nomadic herdsmen by hand before it arrives in Scotland to be carefully dyed in numerous colours and then spun into yarn. Once this is complete the design process takes over, transforming the ﬁne, soft, light yet strong ﬁbre into luxurious products. Next it is infused with water, but not just any water, Scottish water. This process gives Scottish cashmere an edge. The soft Scottish water is used in the manufacturing process to produce the vibrant colour palette of ﬁnest quality yarn ﬁrmly associated with this part of the Scottish textiles industry. This natural advantage of Scotland’s landscape also helps ensure that every product maintains its shape, appearance and colour for years. What makes the products even more exquisite is the hand-ﬁnishing touches which add that extra special ﬁnesse. From knowing by touch whether the cashmere needs further washing to achieve the desired softness, to ensuring the utmost quality of the teazels for brushing, to hand pressing for the added sheen, to sewing on labels exactly down to the last millimetre on each product – there is no compromise on detail.
Silk and Wool Corsages by Lauren Crawford.
devil is in the detail Balcurvie Tweed by Peter Greig & Co.
Harris Tweed is a hand-woven fabric produced exclusively in the Outer Hebrides in northern Scotland. Described as ‘the champagne of fabrics’, it is the fabric of choice for many of the world’s leading designers as well as their most discerning clients.
Lewis Slouch Bag made from 100% Organic British Wool by Jo Storie, (available to buy or knit yourself).
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The common mantra is: attention to detail is crucial, and there is never any compromise on this Harris Tweed is another ﬁne example of a very detailed process. The wool is carefully dyed before it is spun, allowing a rich multitude of colours to be blended into the yarn producing a highly complex cloth. It remains the only fabric produced in commercial quantities by a truly traditional method anywhere in the world. By law, genuine product must be made from pure virgin wool that has been dyed and spun on the islands and hand-woven at the home of the weaver in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland before it is given the world’s oldest continuously used trade mark – the ‘Orb’ – as a mark of authenticity. From start to ﬁnish the cloth is in the hands of skilled and experienced artisans who oversee every stage of production, utilising generations of knowledge to make a product worthy of the name. Such is the value placed on this, each piece is assigned a unique number which can be traced back to the individual home weaver.
In the 1970s and 1980s Kinloch Anderson Made Over 100,000 Ladies Kilted Skirts a Year and Are Still Producing Classic and Contemporary Styles Today.
Clockwise (from top left), Scottish Craftsmanship in Action at Caerlee Mills, Esk Valley Knitwear, Harris Tweed Hebrides and The Carloway Mill Harris Tweed.
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The Scottish knitting fraternity is one which prides itself on ‘devilish’ detailed design. Over the years couture knitwear has been ﬁrmly at home across the country with knitters producing for leading fashion houses over the world. Generation after generation has passed on the love and intricate skill of knitting using a vast range of yarns and wools to create stunning garments. And the portfolio of products has extended from traditional pieces like jumpers, cardigans and scarves to include new ranges of delicate accessories from broaches to corsages – made and ﬁnished by hand. There is little doubt that a piece of knitwear from Scotland is highly coveted. Scotland is blessed with creative designers which complete its picture. From pieces of art expertly transferred to fabric and surface-design experts producing worldclass pieces, Scotland has a range of new talent ﬁrmly making their mark. Many use the drama from their natural surroundings in Scotland and channel this in to products for both the fashion and interiors markets. This new wave of artistic textiles has proven that the possibilities are endless when you merge centuries of skill with a contemporary inspired outlook. Generations of expertise has led to an industry which knows by sight, by touch and most importantly by a unique sense whether a product is of signiﬁcantly high quality. From spinning to weaving to knitting, along with precision needlework, raw materials transform in to luxurious goods. This is why ‘Made in Scotland’ is, and will remain, one of the world’s most coveted marks of quality in textiles.
Small Dundee Tote Bag by Louise Kirby.
Begg Scotland Uses Natural Teazles to Raise the Surface Fibres Giving the Cashmere a Luxury Ripple Finish.
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'Hands Around Yarn' Courtesy of Johnstons of Elgin.
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Alexanders of Scotland
Harris Tweed Authority
+44 (0)1771 622422, www.alexandersofscotland.com email@example.com
+44 (0)1851 702 269, www.harristweed.org firstname.lastname@example.org
Harris Tweed Hebrides
+44 (0)1750 720412, www.elliot-weave.co.uk email@example.com
+44 (0)1851 702862, www.harristweedhebrides.com firstname.lastname@example.org
+44 (0)7989 235537, www.angelacassidydesign.com email@example.com
+44 (0)1450 372510, www.hawickcashmere.com firstname.lastname@example.org
+44 (0)131 225 9096, www.anta.co.uk email@example.com
+44 (0)7816 770246, www.helenruth.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.org
+44 (0)7821 310616, www.hilarygrant.co.uk email@example.com
+44 (0)131 661 2332, www.bebaroque.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.org
Holland & Sherry
+44 (0)1721 720101, www.hollandandsherry.com email@example.com
+44 (0)1292 267615, www.beggscotland.com firstname.lastname@example.org
House of Edgar
+44 (0)1738 604054, www.houseofedgar.com email@example.com
+44 (0)131 557 8118, www.belindarobertson.com firstname.lastname@example.org
+44(0)141 221 0724, www.bluebellgray.com email@example.com
+44 (0)7816 504926, www.ionacrawford.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Bridge of Weir Leather Company
+44 (0)1505 612132, www.bowleather.co.uk email@example.com
Brooks Brothers +44 (0) 131 226 2827, www.brooksbrothers.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Jaggy Nettle +44 (0)7850 342892, www.jaggynettle.com email@example.com
JC Rennie & Co. Ltd
+44 (0)1771 622422, www.jcrennie.com firstname.lastname@example.org
+44 (0)1896 830222, www.caerleemills.co.uk email@example.com
+44 (0)7841 411715, firstname.lastname@example.org
+44 (0)1890 761374, www.jostorie.com email@example.com
+44 (0)1899 309212, www.calzeat.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Cora +44 (0)7834 178723, email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
D Di Gilpin +44 (0)1334 840431, digilpincollection.weebly.com email@example.com
Johnstons of Elgin +44 (0)1343 554099, www.johnstonscashmere.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Judy R. Clark +44 (0)17933 658642, www.judyrclark.com email@example.com
K Kinloch Anderson
+44 (0)131 555 1355, www.kinlochandrson.com firstname.lastname@example.org
+44 (0)141 644 2556, www.emilylambshoes.com email@example.com
Esk Valley Knitwear +44 (0)1461 207764, www.eskvalleyknitwear.com firstname.lastname@example.org
F Fabhatrix +44 (0)131 225 9222, www.fabhatrix.com email@example.com
Fiona Heather +44 (0)7966 231664, www.ﬁonaheather.co.uk heythere@ﬁonaheather.co.uk
Fun Makes Good +44 (0)7880 620523, www.funmakesgood.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.org
+44 (0)1856 875008, www.kirsteenstewart.co.uk email@example.com
Knockando Woolmill +44 (0)1340 810345, www.knockandowoolmill.org.uk firstname.lastname@example.org
L Laura Ironside +44 (0)7825 588459, email@example.com
Laura Spring +44 (0)7855 056851, www.lauraspring.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.org
Lauren Crawford +44 (0)7783 596216, www.laurencrawford.co.uk email@example.com
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Lauren Day +44 (0)7853 142959 firstname.lastname@example.org
Louise Kirby +44 (0)7841 423335, www.louisekirby.com email@example.com
Love Cashmere +44 (0)1450 377648, www.lovecashmere.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Lynsey Jean Henderson +44 (0)774 6833508, www.lynseyjeanhenderson.com email@example.com
M Maccessori +44 (0)141 337 1375, www.maccessori.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Macnaughtons of Pitlochry +44 (0)1796 472722, www.macnaughtonsofpitlochry.com email@example.com
Mairi McDonald +44 (0)7969 122986, firstname.lastname@example.org
Moody Monday +44 (0)131 656 6543, www.moodymonday.co.uk email@example.com
MYB Textiles +44 (0)1560 321210, www.mybtextiles.com firstname.lastname@example.org
N Natasha Marshall +44 (0)1476 574401, www.natashamarshall.co.uk email@example.com
Nikki McWilliams www.nikkimcwilliams.com firstname.lastname@example.org
P Pea Cooper Millinery +44 (0)7845 755637, www.peacoopermillinery.com email@example.com
Peter Greig & Co. +44 (0)1592 651901, www.petergreig.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Johnston +44 (0)131 225 4318, www.peter-johnston.co.uk email@example.com
PickOne +44 (0)7793 544345, www.pickone.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.org
Printing Pretty +44 (0)7970 679099, www.printingpretty.com email@example.com
Psychomoda +44 (0)131 5576777, www.psychomoda.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.org
R Rarebird +44 (0)1851 643329, www.rarebirdhandbags.com email@example.com
Rebecca Torres +44 (0)7944 197171, www.rebeccatorres.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.org
Botany Twist Marl Suiting in Grey by Reid & Taylor, photographer Oscar Jacobson
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Reid & Taylor +44 (0)1387 380311, www.reidandtaylor.co.uk ofďŹ email@example.com
Rosie Sugden +44 (0)1835 870449, www.rosiesugden.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Almond Raglan Geo Dress and Almond Geo Scarf by Angela Cassidy.
Rug Design Co. +44 (0)845 345 1744, www.rugdesign.co.uk email@example.com
S Samantha Holmes +44 (0)1436 676777, www.samanthaholmes.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Saratoga Trunk +44 (0)141 221 4433, www.saratogatrunk.com email@example.com
Saunt & Sinner +44 (0)7970 628898, +44 (0)7508 475967 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Scalpay Linen +44 (0)7867 752448, www.scalpaylinen.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott & Charters +44 (0)1450 373221, www.scottcharters.com email@example.com
Slanj +44 (0)141 248 5632, www.slanjkilts.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Spalding +44 (0)1952 682900, www.spaldingeurope.com email@example.com
T 21st CENTURY KILTS +44 (0)7774 757222, www.21stcenturykilts.com firstname.lastname@example.org
The Carloway Mill Harris Tweed +44(0)1851 643300, www.thecarlowaymill.com email@example.com
The House of Bruar +44 (0)1796 483236, www.houseofbruar.com firstname.lastname@example.org
www.textilescotland.com www.facebook.com/textilesscotland www.twitter.com/TextilesScot
The Isle Mill +44 (0)1738 609090, www.islemill.com email@example.com
+44 (0)1655 332183, www.turnberryrugworks.com firstname.lastname@example.org
+44 (0)141 337 2622, www.timorousbeasties.com email@example.com
W Walker Slater +44 (0)131 220 2636, www.walkerslater.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.org
We are Rushworth +44 (0)1289 332238, www.wearerushworth.com email@example.com
William Chambers +44 (0)7815 096367, www.williamchambers.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.org
www.creativescotland.com www.facebook.com/CreativeScotland www.twitter.com/creativescots
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Peter Johnston Ready to Wear Collection and Accessories which are Exclusively Distributed by Isetan Mitsukoshi in Japan.
BACK PAGE Oliver wears: Uni Red Chino, Uni Blue Shirt, Multi-Coloured Sleeves Top; Solid Knit Tie and Limited Edition Navy Jacket with Fox Pattern by Brooks Brothers and Harris Tweed and Signature Leather Lining Footwear by Jaggy Nettle. Charlotte wears: Yellow and Orange Leather Fabric by Bridge of Weir Leather Company and Belt Created From Hounds Tooth Fabric by Reid and Taylor. Thanks to Blythswood Square which provided the perfect setting for our ‘Enchanting Escape’ photoshoot. Recently restored, this 5-star destination commands one side of Blythswood Square in the heart of Glasgow. Housing 100 guest rooms, including a penthouse, the hotel also boasts a luxury spa, exquisite restaurant and a 35 metre Salon – the setting for our picture on pages 30 and 31. It also is home to a private screening room complete with 40 cinema chairs upholstered with a colourful mix of Harris Tweed Hebrides fabric. Keeping true to its Scottish roots, Blythswood Square has used a range of Scottish fabrics throughout, including Harris Tweed, lace from Morton Young & Borland (MYB Textiles) and cashmere throws from Johnstons of Elgin, making it the ideal location to showcase the ﬁnest textiles offering from Scotland. Blythswood Square, Tel: +44 (0)141 248 8888 www.townhousecompany.com, email@example.com
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NEW! MŌDH Magazine - January 2013 edition. What's hot from the fashion and textiles industry in Scotland.