What other Scottish textiles companies do you admire?
Brora make the most beautiful knitwear especially for children (I am often on their site browsing for my baby boy!) Timorous Beasties have always followed their own path and I really love that about them – their designs are so iconic now. And Johnstons of Elgin is another favourite – their woven throws are beautiful.
What do you think will have the greatest impact on the Scottish textile industry?
It’s so tough to predict but already the developments in the technology and materials available over the last 10 years have been huge. Printing developments have given a real freedom to textiles that never existed before and new techniques are being born all the time. And it certainly seems as if there are a lot more options for local sourcing now which is really lovely to see. There is a lot of support in Scotland to help get your design out there, build your business and to discover new markets so that will certainly have a big impact too.