Friday, 25 July 2014

The Royal Seal of Approval

We were asked to take part in the Edinburgh International Fashion Festival and this week travelled all the way down from Orkney to Edinburgh to show our new Autumn/ Winter collection.

One of 25 Scottish exhibiting brands there was a really exciting mix of younger brands such as ourselves, Jane Gowans, Naromode, Bebaroque and Judy Clarke to the old powerhouses of Scottish manufacturing like Pringle, Brora and Hancock.

One the second day we had a very special visitor, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall. This was the second time I had met Camilla, the first being at a Princes Trust event back when we first started out. She was lovely and we had a good chat about wool!

Beautiful photography is thanks to David N. Anderson. We've been admiring his work on Instagram for a while is definitely worth a follow.

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Sunday, 27 April 2014

Island Hopping with Wes Anderson

The Screen Machine is a mobile cinema that travels around the Highlands and Islands of Scotland and gives people who live in really remote locations the chance to enjoy films as a whole community. This week it's coming to Orkney's outer-isles with lots of brilliant new films, including Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel. Next weekend I'm thinking I might just hop on a ferry to one of the smaller islands and see it.

 As a tribute, here's a ferry-hopping, sea-faring tribute to one of my favourite Wes Anderson films, The Life Aquatic.

1. Hilary Grant - Fisherman's Pom Hat - £55
2. Jane Gowans - Galley Earrings - £132
3. Orla Kiely - Basketweave Dress - £368
4. Parka London - Odetta Mac - £225
5. Burts Bees - Beeswax Lip Balm - £4
6. Orla Kiely- Ottoman Dress - £348
7. Hilary Grant - Barley Mittens - £35.00
8. SMUG - Anchors Away Soap - £12
9. Hilary Grant - Barley Scarf - £50

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Spring Blues

Friday, 14 February 2014


At the end of the month we'll be showing our Autumn/Winter 2014/15 collection in Paris to trade buyers and press.

 Image: Tammy Beckman

 Image: Capsule, We Are The Market

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Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Winter Sale - Scottish Knitwear

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

The Bag Lady Returns to London

Not content with wowing the shoppers at The Spirit of Christmas Fair earlier this month, our friend Laura Spring will be selling her wares at the East London Design Show at the Old Truman Brewery in London!
Laura will be there with all her weathery goods, from  her iconic duffle bags to ipad & laptop cases, and a great selection of travel and makeup bags. Apparently there will be some special discounts too, not to be missed!
After spending an entire week exhibiting alongside Laura at Spirit of Christmas, I got the chance to try all our her products. The duffel bags are definitely my favourite.
From Thursday 5th - Sunday 9th December. 

Good luck Laura!

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Exclusive Colourways at SMUG

We've created some exclusive pieces for Smug this year, in their signature mustard colour.

Image copyright Lizzie Evans.

Monday, 28 October 2013


This year we will be at The Country Living Christmas Fair in London!

We're exhibiting at Rooms B & C and would love to see you there.

l'll be there with the entire AW13 range and we will also be taking order for custom colour-ways in our headbands and mini circle scarves.

If you're planning on coming along let us know, there are a number of free passes available.

Opening times and directions can be found on Country Living Fair.

Friday, 27 September 2013

People are really happy to be wearing jumpers

This video was made by Droog to celebrate an auction of over 500 jumpers, knitted by a Dutch lady Loes Veenstra. They've also made a book cataloging all of Loes creations made since 1955.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

The Trip - Part I

Over the last 7 days I've driven over 1400 miles, have been to Edinburgh twice, London and Innerleithen in the Scottish Borders. I was in London to visit the LDF this year, support friends, visit stockists and soak up a little inspiration on the way.

One of the highlights of LDF was Cafe Smug. Owned by Lizzie Evans, Smug is an absolute design haven, with a collection of fantastic interiors products, furniture, tableware and textiles.

As well as owning and running Smug, Lizzie is an interior architect and designed the entire shop - collection vintage displays alongside mid-century sideboards. It's one of my favourite places in London.

 After showing Lizzie our new collection for AW13 I sit down with assistant Smuggler Laura Gee for a cup of tea outside.

 Outside at Cafe Smug, illustrated walls by Laura Gee.

You'll notice yellow, pineapples and guinea pigs are a recurring theme at Smug. I've had my eye on these little owls for a while now, they'd make an excellent studio mascot!

Lizzie has recently started a blog called The Smuggler- she has the most excellent taste so it's well worth checking her Pinterest page too.

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