Evolution of our product range.
Started in 2014 in a small home studio. I wanted to create a contemporary accessory range that was intrinsically Scottish and made here. Using Scottish fabrics and grow a team with the same mindset from home grown talent.
We used a contemporary tweed to begin with, which in its own right was a great product and people who knew the origin loved it.
People asked is it handwoven? Is it Harris Tweed®?
To make our product truly unique we needed to commission our own Harris Tweed®.
Our original range was made from a contemporary tweed woven in Scotland. It was a bright bold tweed with great texture.
But it wasn't Harris Tweed®.
This is when we decided to look at having our own Harris Tweed® woven.
“I needed to commission a Harris Tweed® range that was in essence contemporary, unique and a defined range inspired by the Scottish landscape.
“I spoke to the Harris Tweed® Authority about the finer details and called round a number of weavers. I found Margaret at the Adabrock Weaving Company in Ness on the Isle of Lewis and knew straight away we had a common goal.”
Working with Margaret we developed our own range which you can see here.
The Coin Purse. Our most popular product was our first product and my personal favourite.
Multipurpose and the perfect size to pop in your pocket. Keys, coins, Lego men, dog treats.
Stops those little things getting lost and in one place.
I carry one all the time and it really does make life that little bit easier. Mine has been used for about four years now and still looks as good as new, a testimony to how resilient and long lasting Harris Tweed® is.
To increase the offering to our customer we needed to expand the range of sizes.
Our product range lends itself to, is zero waste patterns. All products are designed to slot together when cutting out. So that waste is kept to a minimum. All are designed for our laser cutter to minimise waste.
We do have a small amount of offcuts, and these in the past been made into a zero waste range and this range is soon to be expanded into new products.
We all need to make a conscious effort to reduce our impact on the planet.
Time and tide wait for no one, is the ethos behind our newest range. The 'Tidal Range' has been designed with only 100% recycled parts. Our zips, branded woven label, thread, and paper labels are all recycled. Our strip labels are made from recycled coffee cups.
Not only are they recycled but they are incorporated into a heritage product, designed to last. What you also have to remember is this product is Scottish, handmade in Scotland with a Scottish heritage cloth, with British wool.
By manufacturing here, we are reducing our carbon foot print and in turn helping you to do this too.