A design collective
In September 2014 we were selected to produce an exclusive collection for the National Trust of Scotland. The design collective comprised of 9 independent makers. From textiles to silver work, pottery and wood, the group was varied and full of ideas. We gathered together at the NTS headquarters in Edinburgh to take inspiration from the trusts archives.
To create this unique range, we focused on key concepts at the heart of the National Trust. We found ourselves drawn to themes directly relating to us, nature, wildlife and built heritage. Once we had the concepts, the ideas began to flow. I was inspired by memories of growing up in the Scottish Borders with hills, trees, historic buildings and animals on the doorstep. Our hats are a requirement within the realms of outdoor leisure so it was fitting to marry these ideas with our products.
Our range was designed using a mix of natural tones from the hills to the sea which was thrown sideways with vibrant splashes of colour. We used rust and forest green in the 3 sisters mountain design then blue and burgundy to make our pine knot pattern. We also included two children’s designs: a black and bright green bat hat and a navy and mauve castle and monument silhouette hat.
Where can we get one?
We are pleased to announce that the collection is now on sale. You can find our products at the following locations:
- Robert Burns birthplace museum
- Crathes castle gift shop
- Culloden visitor centre
- Culzean castle gift shop
- Glencoe visitor centre
- Inverewe gardens visitor centre
- Pollock house gift shop
- Priorwood gardens shop
As well as on the NTS website
It has been a pleasure working on this project and we hope you enjoy seeing our designs on the shelf.