We are proud to work with three heritage Scottish mills and manufacturers, who are renowned for their exceptional craftsmanship and expertise in cloth manufacture.
The first mill is Lochcarron of Scotland, which was founded in 1947 in the village of Lochcarron in the Scottish Highlands. They started with just 15 employees, using hand looms and traditional weaving methods, mainly making school scarves and accessories for the tourist market. After weaving their first tartan in 1949, they rapidly grew, so that eventually in the 1960s they moved from Lochcarron to a larger premises in Selkirk, where their mill and factory are. Today they produce over 700 tartans and they dye, prepare the cloth and weave it on their premises. They have hundreds of visitors a year, including royalty! You can even visit the Lochcarron Weavers Shop where the original site was located 70 years ago.
Our second mill is based in the Scottish Borders, founded over four decades ago where they started making fabric for men's ties. This family-run mill weaves a large proportion of our Scottish cloth, which includes the beautiful check fabric for our double-breasted jacket, featured later. It was woven on one of their looms, pictured in the right-hand side image. See a loom in action in the video below. What's more, all of our pleated skirts have only a short distance to travel from the mill to a local factory where they are made, making them true heritage Scottish pieces.
We also work with a family-run Scottish knitwear producer, who use locally-spun yarn. Based on the beautiful north coast of Scotland, three generations have been running the company since the 1920s, taking inspiration from the traditional knitwear designs of the Fair Isle fisherman. They source local spinners and clean the wool through the fresh cool water to remove any natural oils from the fibres. They pair modern technology with traditional methods for exceptional results.
Made from pure wool, the striking check fabric has been woven in the Scottish Borders to create this beautiful double-breasted jacket, which features a rever collar, pockets and expert tailoring for a flattering silhouette.
Knitted on the north coast of Scotland, using a traditional technique that reduces wool waste, this classic piece is based on original Fair Isle patterns for a modern heritage piece.
Knife pleat skirt:
Made using pure wool fabric woven in the Scottish Borders, this wonderful skirt features all-round knife pleats, side back waistband elastication for optimum comfort and a full lining.
Featuring a luxurious blend of wool and mohair for supreme warmth, this limited edition bouclé coat is made from check fabric woven by the world's leading supplier of tartan, Lochcarron of Scotland. What's more, the oversized checks are very on-trend, combining classic tailoring with contemporary designs.
Knife pleat skirt:
This classic all-round knife pleat skirt is made from pure wool, which is dyed a beautiful shade of amethyst, reminiscent of heather-strewn hillsides, and woven in the Scottish Borders. With side back waistband elastication and a full lining, this is an easy-to-wear and stylish option for the coming seasons.
Take a look at how our skirts are made here >
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