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Made in Scotland

Made in Kelso, Scottish Borders

At Wonky Woolies we design, knit and hand-finished all our products in our workshop in the Scottish Borders. Our small team of skilled makers are very proud to endorse our products with the Made In Scotland brand.

 

Our care labels read ‘proudly Made In Scotland’

 

Provenance

 

Scotland is renowned across the world for it’s quality exports – whisky, haggis, and tartan to name a few. However, the Scottish Borders is synonymous with textiles and has a rich history based along the banks of the River Tweed. From tartans, tweeds, and cashmere knitwear, this region produces some of the finest textiles in the world. Its hard not to be inspired by the great heritage, which we are proud to be part of. With rolling fields and glorious forests, this region is full of areas of inspiration which we love to observe, especially as the seasons change.

For more information on Scottish Borders textiles, check out our blogs:

  • Lovat Mill the history of weaving and the ‘The Big Cloth’.
  • William Lockie – the oldest family-run knitwear business in the Borders.

 

 

Tried and Tested

 

As we become more conscious of our choice as consumers, it is encouraging to hear customers enquire about the provenance of their purchase. As we use the finest quality of yarns and the upmost care in creating them, our knitted accessories are made to last a lifetime.

Our team of skilled makers strive for quality at every step of production. Each member of Team Wonky approves a product when they are completely satisfied it is complete, we are very proud of our work. Above all, quality, ethical design & sustainable manufacturing is really important to us. Let’s throwaway the throwaway culture and focus on making sustainable choices that are made to be loved and worn forever!

 

Wonky Stockists

 

All of our lovely stockists are based in Scotland and therefore proudly support Scottish artists and designers work. Check them out below:

 

The shopfront of 239 The High Street - which stocks a range of products made in Scotland

239 The High Street

John Paul at 239 The High Street not only stocks a range of Wonky Woolies, he specialises in Harris Tweed gifts, clothing and accessories – keeping stock of Scottish brands such as Glen Appin and Snow Paw.

 

Coo's Tail Gallery logo featuring a Highland Cow. The gallery stocks a range of work from artists and designers made in Scotland

Coo’s Tail Gallery

All the way up in Thurso is the Coo’s Tail Gallery. The gift shop and art gallery is owned by Barbara who stocks many contemporary Scottish artists and designers work, such as Red Ruby Rose and Dawn Maciocia Art.

 

Hammerton Store

Located on Aberdeen’s Great Western Road is Hammerton Store, a speciality deli/cafe/community shop all rolled into one! Supplying carefully selected wines, beers, and seasonal food delights all the while stocking art, pottery, and home furnishings – and of course Wonky Woolies!

 

Stròm

Designers Jennifer and Tina are the creatives behind Stròm, a Scottish lifestyle store which can be found in the Kyle of Loch Alsh. The store stocks a curated collection of jewellery, pottery from Highland Sea Ceramics, Dook soap and textiles sourced from around Scotland.

 

Abbotsford House

The home of Sir Walter Scott, Abbotsford House in Melrose is our newest stockist! The visitor centre keeps a range of Wonky Woolies as well as locally sourced gifts and souvenirs from around Scotland. Pop along for a look around the impressive grounds followed by coffee and unmissable cake in the cafe!

 

Made by us, for you!

In conclusion, Made in Scotland is a label we are proud to attribute to our products. This label ensures your product has been made with care in our workshop in Kelso, Scottish Borders.

If you would like to share photos out and about in your Wonky knitwear, please use the hashtags #wonkywoolies or #hatsforallreasons on social media.

Thank you, Georgia

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