Scotland Re:Designed is all about the collaboration of those with a passion and belief in the Scottish fashion and textiles industries
Fashion Scout is London Fashion Week’s largest Independent Showcase, internationally recognised as the driving force behind innovation. FS actively promote both new and seasoned designers to a global audience of media, buyers, celebrities and style leaders.
Over the past ten seasons, Fashion Scout has established itself as a leading platform for design and innovation and the Fashion Scout Paris Showroom builds on this success, attracting buyers from across the globe with a breathtaking selection of talent including a large loyal and highly influential audience making it one of the world’s leading showcases for fashion innovation.
Creative Scotland is the country’s national development agency for the arts, screen and creative industries. It invests almost £60 million each year in Scotland’s creative future and its vision is that Scotland is recognised as a leading creative nation – one that attracts, develops and retains talent, where the arts and creative industries are supported and celebrated and their economic contribution fully captured, an nation where the arts and creativity play a central part in the live education and well-being of our population.
Mandors is a family run business that was founded in 1977. It has two branches, one in Glasgow, and one in Edinburgh. It provides a wide selection of curtain, dress, and quilting fabrics, as well as haberdashery and other sewing notions. Winner of Best Shop in Glasgow and the West in 2010, Mandors strives to put the customers’ needs first and provide as wide a range of products as possible. Mandors is constantly adapting, and changing with the times, in order to stay at the forefront of the fabric retail industry.
Scottish Academy of Fashion
The Scottish Academy of Fashion is an ambitious collaboration developing Scotland as a global centre of excellence in fashion-related learning and commercially relevant research.
It is combining the collective strengths in teaching, knowledge and research in Scotland’s Higher Education Institutions to create this hub, and is working on a range of fashion, design and technology-led projects with industrial and commercial partners. Current academic partners include Edinburgh College of Art, Heriot-Watt University and Robert Gordon University.
Scotland Re:Designed in New York was part of the official Scotland Week programme 2012 – a week long celebration in the USA and Canada of all things Scottish. Kicking off with Tartan Day on April 6, Scotland week ran until April 14 with the finale of New York’s famous Tartan Day parade.
Scotland’s long heritage of innovation and creativity has helped create a reputable textiles industry with customers in over 150 countries. Scotland produces innovative technical textiles and the growing Scottish textiles industry has a vibrant future – underpinned by quality, diversity, innovation and design. There are 9,500 people employed in the textiles sector in Scotland and the textiles sector annual turnover is £756 million.
Todd & Duncan
Todd & Duncan combines the fiinest quality cashmere fibre with the purity of Scottish water and the skill of traditional craftsmen to create the world’s finest quality cashmere yarn specified by the world’s most prestigious fashion houses and international contemporary designers.