The specialist textiles retailer for Scottish artisan makers and wool mills has launched an ecommerce website.
The Scottish Textiles Showcase opened its first curated shop of Scottish textiles inside the historic Tron Kirk on Edinburgh's Royal Mile in June 2019. Since then, the store gained a reputation among local tour guides and hotel concierges advising their international clientele on where to find ‘made in Scotland’ accessories and homeware.
The store was forced to close its doors in March 2020 due to the impact of Covid-19 but has now launched online with a selection of luxury homeware and accessories from 20 Scottish artisan makers and wool mills.
Founder Kitty Bruce-Gardyne said: “Now more than ever we need to support Scottish businesses and encourage customers to shop local.”
The store stocks cashmere, tweeds, tartan and alpaca, as well as vegan-friendly linen scarves and throws, lace baby blankets and toiles. Not many visitors know about Scotland’s last remaining linen and lace mills and their stories add an extra dimension to the store.
Bruce-Gardyne has been a long term champion of Scotland's rich textiles heritage and has always wanted to share her passion for a story which is so closely intertwined with Scotland’s heritage and culture.
She said: “The mission of the Scottish Textiles Showcase is to celebrate the Made in Scotland story and the talented makers themselves. From tartan to tweed, and linen to lace Scotland's textiles are in a class of their own and have gained a worldwide reputation for excellence. We take pride in knowing not only where our products have come from but who made them and how. We want to pass this information on to our customers so they too can appreciate the craftsmanship skills behind the beautiful products in our store.”
Website: Scottish Textiles Showcase