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    The Inside Stitch - maccessori

    maccessori combines traditional Hebridean handcraft with contemporary design.

    Their philosophy is to use iconic materials such as Genuine Harris Tweed and fine leather to provide accessories for travel and everyday use.

    Find out more from their website here.

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    Why did you start working in the textiles industry?

    It all started when my Mum had bought Harris Tweed to make cushions. We had asked her to make a pouch for one of our iPhones which instantly struck a chord.

    Fast forward three months and we had found a manufacturer to produce these for us in scale and were selling them to the top MP3 accessories website in Europe.

    The rest as they say is history.


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    What do you think is so special about the industry?

    Scottish textiles has a fantastic heritage but also a huge diversity. For such a small country our cloth travels the world to the top designers and manufacturers.

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    Name one Scottish designer/manufacturer that you admire.

    Having worked with Harris Tweed since our company started in 2011 this is an organisation we admire greatly. Their ability to maintain traditional techniques while providing a modern approach is something that works well with our ethos. 

    Harris Tweed is a thriving industry and from such a humble background it is one of the biggest cloths in the world.


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    What is the most valuable thing you’ve learned along the way?

    The past four years has been a huge learning curve and I can honestly say I have made as many mistakes as I have right decisions (or maybe even a couple more). Persistence is key though in starting up any business and if you have this and dedication then you will succeed.

    A good idea is worth 15-20% of any business, the rest is hard work, persistence, good implementation and always a good dose of luck.

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    What do you think will have the greatest impact on the Scottish textile industry in the next 10 years?

    There are textile mills who haven’t changed the way they produce their cloth in decades and will continue to use these traditional methods. However I think with the introduction of digital printing more textile manufacturers will be incorporating this method into new designs and patterns.