Catherine Aitken's studio is based in Leith, in the north of Edinburgh - this little studio space teems with industry, originality and vitality.
It's all about the heritage cloths - Harris Tweed, Fife Linens, waxed cottons from Dundee, tartans, vintage materials and Scottish deerskin and natural veg tan leathers. If it's beautiful - she wants to use it - especially if it's produced locally.
All her designs are made in Scotland, most in the studio itself. From start to finish, they are made in Scotland, by hand, with love and care.
ELVIS & KRESSE
Elvis & Kresse have been reclaiming heroic materials ever since they fell in love with London Fire Brigade's decommissioned fire-hose. They scrubbed away the soot and grease that builds up after 25 years of active duty and discovered a truly remarkable, truly green textile.
All Elvis & Kresse products are hand-made and unique. They focus on quality craftsmanship and classic, timeless design.
Elvis & Kresse re-distributes up to 50% of profits to projects and charities related to the unique materials we reclaim. 50% of the profits from our fire hose range are donated to the Fire Fighters Charity.
form•function•form appreciates, uses, and creates pieces that achieve functionality with grace and longevity.
The Timex watches are paired with a FFF original creation, the button-stud watchband, for a product that is both beautiful and functional. The leather is tooled by hand by Shawn in a small Florida studio.
form•function•form uses only the highest-grade components and materials available. Uncompromising quality is what goes into every one of their products.
Tootal was first established in Manchester in 1799 making it one of the oldest British heritage clothing brands around today.
In the 30s the firm had spinning, weaving and yarn dyeing factories
The classic Tootal scarf has been a firm favourite with the Mod scene in the sixties.
Tootal have gone from strength to strength with a heritage range of scarves alongside ties, handkerchiefs and cravats.