Burns night is on the 25th January, time to whip out the kilts and celebrate Scottish culture.
Haggis not your cup of tea? Need an excuse to treat yourself after the Christmas period? Think about celebrating Scottish heritage on Burns Night by having a look at some of my favourite Made in Scotland womenswear and accessories brands.
Godiva Boutique, Edinburgh
Godiva Boutique stock some great Made in Scotland clothes in the centre of Edinburgh, including Rowan Joy. In the area? Why not pop over to see just how great the quality of Made in Scotland womenswear collections and accessories are or shop online.
With 150 years of experience in shawl making but unafraid to champion innovative design, the brand provides a scarf to match any outfit. My favourite piece in their current collections is the LEIBOVITZ
Lambswool Angora Oversized Scarf Black. And what’s more, it’s reduced by £85 in the winter sale!
Cioch: Struan, Isle of Skye, Invernessshire.
Embracing Scottish culture this Burns night might mean embracing the rain. Based on the Isle of Skye, Cioch aims to provide outdoor clothing with the ‘Perfect Fit’ with garments tailor-made to your measurements and in your colour combination of choice.
Harley of Scotland use only yarn milled in North East Scotland in the production of their timeless classic sweaters. They are attending Scotland’s Trade Fair in Glasgow in the week of Burns Night, from the 21st-23rd January on stand F42, click here for more information.
Using the best of Scottish yarn from Loro Piana and Todd & Duncan, Love Cashmere simple but stylish cashmere accessories. My favourite new winter arrival is the lace cashmere snood!
All Mcrostie leather accessories are handcrafted in their Scottish workshop using the finest of British materials, truly representing the great quality of UK manufacturing. If you are looking for something extra special, Mcrostie’s offer a personalisation service.
Harking back to the days of traditional Scottish woollen manufacturing, Skye Weavers create beautiful scarves and accessories on a pedal-powered loom. Skye Weavers even invite people to come see their pedal-powered loom in action from 11am-3pm, Tuesday to Thursday.
& Daughter produces their items in Hawick in the Borders of Scotland as well as Donegal in Ireland, combining the style and expertise of British and Irish design. Passing from father to daughter, the brand creates simple and elegant knitwear, often using cashmere for the softest feel.
All Elizabeth Martin Tweed products are designed by founder, Elizabeth Martin and hand-made by local staff in Scotland using Harris Tweed, Egyptian Cotton, Satin and Silk.
The label originally started as a vintage reworking project which then evolved into Rowan taking inspiration from vintage pieces and creating her own one-off designs. Rowan Joy also offers a bridal-wear range.
Rowan Joy Bridal: Edinburgh.
As the sister-label of ‘Rowan Joy’, Rowan Joy Bridal mirrors the vintage styles and inspirations of Rowan Joy but combines them with bridal elegance and glamour. The beautiful dress pictured above is available here.
Stewart Christie & Co have a long history of holding both estate and family tweeds and tartans. Both a made to measure and bespoke tailoring service is offered, bespoke orders being made on site in their Edinburgh workroom.
They have 200 years of experience in the textile industry. The result? Beautiful cashmere and wool collections. Johnstons of Elgin offers tours of both their sites. Elgin Mill Tours are available 10am- 3pm Monday- Thursday, 10am- 12 noon Friday. Hawick Mill Tours are available 10:30am-1:30pm Monday to Thursday, 10am on Friday.
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