BIMA shout out to innovative Scottish talent in fashion & textiles

15 Apr 2018

Posted by Anna Doyle

At the BIMA Scotland Future of Fashion evening in March over 100 people from digital, fashion and textiles came together to discuss the latest trends impacting the fashion industry and to share stories. It came evident through the evening, and over several beers (thanks DigitalParade!) there are many people creating amazing projects with so many stories to tell. So at BIMA we thought we would like to bring their stories together.  Check them out and the fabulous things they make and do.....

Amy Bond Textiles I am a weaver based in Glasgow. I graduated from The Glasgow School Of Art in 2015 and have set up my small business of woven textiles within the last year.

Collingwood Norris Design I design and make colourful contemporary knitted accessories.

Eribe A forward-thinking knitwear design house and manufacturer based in Scotland, world-renowned for putting an innovative spin on traditional Scottish knitwear.

Johnstons of Elgin Since 1797, the Johnstons of Elgin signature innovation and quality has been without compare. Our technical expertise as manufacturers creates unique possibilities, which, in turn, open up uncharted avenues for the most beautiful of designs.

Joanne Yeadon Passionate about textiles and colour, we create fresh and inspiring woven and printed designs for fashion and interior markets.

Kate Davies Designs We manufacture our own brands of yarn and knitwear, produce and sell knitting kits and patterns for hand knitting, and publish books about knitting & textiles. We’ve loyal customers in more than 60 countries and around 57,000 instagram followers.

Leigh Bagly  Leigh Bagley brings a new fresh dynamic design aesthetic to a longstanding interior furnishing tradition. The design studio blends traditional design methodologies with digital technology to create wallpapers, fabrics and prints that are rich with geometric motifs, forms and colour

Malcolm the weaver is a children's education project evolved from The Cloth of Kings to educate 4 to 8 year old children in the art of colour, the craft of textiles and the protection of our environment. The third book in the series publishes later this month.

Murray Hogarth Established in 1996, Murray Hogarth is a family led Scottish textile company specialising in the design and product development of printed, woven and knitted fashion accessories.

Natasha Marshall Ltd All our fabrics and wallpapers are designed in the studio in Glasgow and printed by various manufacturers in the UK. I love using a mix of simple graphic patterned fabrics & wallpapers to bring a pop of colour and individuality into homes.

NONCHALANT an effortless, timeless style created with naturally luxurious fabrics

Nu Blvck Our brand Nu Blvck (pronounced New Black) is the fashion accessories brand and go-to e-commerce platform for the modern, stylish woman with a conscience.

O’Hare and Attwood Create a virtual team and accelerate your brands growth though; building the best product ranges, creating an effective supply chain and gaining sustainable profitable sales growth, we are advisors to new businesses using over a combined 50 years of experience in Clothing and Footwear brands

Olive Pearson Designs Olive creates unique geometric patterns and hand frames her bespoke and limited edition knitted accessories. She focuses on slow-fashion and zero yarn waste, offering her customers ethical, design-led products made to last.

RACHEL MCMILLAN 'Cool clothes - ethically made' - 'Best New Sustainable Online Business' Herald Fashion Awards 2017

Scotland Re:Designed Scotland Re:Designed is the national organisation for fashion, accessories and interior designers, providing showrooms & exhibitions, annual awards & runway show calendar + stores, events & business support opportunities.

Sophia & Joseph Sophia & Joseph create timeless classics yet contemporary designs inspired by nature, that will inject originality and a splash of colour.''

Torehill Torehill is a strategic marketing consultancy that specializes in developing fashion e-commerce websites and content, we work with clients in the luxury and affordable luxury sectors both nationally and internationally.

Toshie Mackintosh The ‘Toshie Mackintosh’ Collection is a range of fabrics and wallpapers, which takes inspiration from the ‘Tile Motifs’ of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and was designed by graduates of The Glasgow School of Art.

Turnberry Rugworks We manufacture bespoke hand tufted rugs in an old barn down on the shores of the Firth of Clyde.

weare1of100 Wearable artwork. Limited edition T-Shirt designs by Darkroom Dubs, Kingdom of Style, The Golden Filter and Pete Fowler. 100 of each custom made with your unique number.


Anna Doyle
Posted by Anna Doyle

A member of the BIMA Team since 2012, Anna‘s time is focused on the day-to-day operations of BIMA, building BIMA communities across regions and disciplines and, best of all, spending time with BIMA members to learn more about their business challenges and aspirations. Based in Glasgow, Anna is also responsible for delivering member services and support for BIMA Scotland. Everyday offers a new insight. Previous experience includes 4 years in the BBC Arabic Service newsroom, heading up a pan-BBC World Service change management programme, and working in a diverse range of industries from financial derivatives trading, petroleum engineering and spring manufacturing.

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