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Wool School and Emma de Vries Foxy Jumper…

29 Oct

I have posted often on the fabulous Campaign for wool, set up to promote the benefits and versatility of wool.  The Campaign has HRH The Prince of Wales as confirmed patron until 2015 and is a collaborative initiative that involves  farmers, manufacturers, fashion designers &  retailers from around the world. 15th – 21st October saw Britain celebrate wool week, it was a full week of woolly stunts and new initiatives.

My favorite of these was 2012 Wool School, a great opportunity  for fashion, textile and design students to compete with their knitwear designs to be sold in some of the UK’s top retailers.

“WOOL SCHOOL has been created to encourage the young designers of tomorrow to engage with the UK’s favourite natural fibre as they are guided by their paired retailer in a creative production process. 5% of WOOL SCHOOL jumper sales will go back into fashion education programmes across the UK and Wool School will be back, bigger and better in 2013!” Campaign for wool

My personal favorite winner is this super cute foxy jumper…

Image from http://www.campaignforwool.org

You can see all the winning Designs on their website. Which is your favourite?


Scotland Re:Designed Showcase.

14 Jul

Another great video showcasing Scottish fashion at the Lighthouse in Glasgow on 29th June 2012 by  scotlandredesigned.com

I love the contemporary styles, gorgeous dresses and totally retro knitwear. A great collection of fresh talent!

Scotland Re:Designed is a platform from which Scottish fashion designers, manufacturers and textile companies can build, establish and secure new and ongoing business relationships through working together to share resources to reach new markets, creating and achieving short and long term sales & PR opportunities.” Scotland Re:Designed  quote taken from  http://scotlandredesigned.com/about/

Harris Tweed hits Top Man

18 Oct


The Harris Tweed Orb

Image via Wikipedia


Great news for Harris tweed, they are supplying top shop with tweed for a new range.  Exciting  for traditional tweed and British textile industry! Read all about it in the Stornway Gazzette.

Harris Tweed hits Top Man – Entertainment – Stornoway Gazette.

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