Last night we were delighted to be involved with The Scotland Rediscovered Exhibition by The Scottish Textile Industry Association which was organised by Genuine PR at the Institute of Contemporary Arts.
The purpose of the event was to showcase the ingenuity, creativity, heritage and experience of textiles from Scotland, to highlight the diversity of textiles which Scotland offers the London market. Well known brands such as Begg Scotland (who produces scarves for Hermes and Dior), Johnston’s Cashmere (Christopher Kane) & Mackintosh combined with emerging talent from Bebaroque, Holly Fulton, Angela Cassidy and newcomers Jaggy Nettle to show the versatility of Scottish design and textiles.
It was great to experience the wealth of textiles products, which were displayed together to highlight the full spectrum of products available from Scotland. We also had an opportunity to see first-hand how the industry is flourishing despite economic pressures and competition from abroad.
VFS Director Martyn Roberts said: “ The event had a great turnout with representatives from across the fashion, design and interiors industries seeing all that Scotland has to offer. There was an exciting buzz and a number of the designers I spoke with had made sales to new stores and met new media.”