PaisleyMake: Festival of Creativity and Design in Paisley

Last week, we announced the launch of our brand new event, PaisleyMake. Created by ourselves and sponsored by Renfrewshire Council, PaisleyMake is a special collaboration taking the community on a journey of discovery and exploration. Building on renowned design and manufacturing skills, which made the town famous globally. PaisleyMake brings together makers from Scotland and around the world to meet and work with the community here in Paisley. The event takes place in around Paisley Abbey and Museum & Art Galleries, the four-day festival runs from Wednesday 31st August through till Saturday 3rd September.

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Kestin Hare opens third store in princes square, glasgow

K E S T I N H A R E opened up his new store in Princes Square, Glasgow last Thursday. With Menabrea beers, Kiehls goodie-bags and an exclusive acoustic performance from Ross Leighton of Fatherson, the shop was filled to the brim with consumers, bloggers and media. Previous Head of Design at Nigel Cabourn, Kestin is now onto his third store, including the flagship store in Shoreditch, London and the original in Stockbridge, Edinburgh.

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EXHIBITOR ANNOUNCEMENT: HONG KONG SHOWCASE

Back in August, First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon revealed that Scottish fashion designers and textiles companies will have the chance to exhibit their creations at a showcase of Scottish design in Hong Kong in 2016. Since then, we received a flood of applications from designers eager to participate in our very first Hong Kong showcase. The event, which will support designers and makers in meeting new customers and media, promises to be an amazing international platform for our Scottish talent. Five designers were granted funding for the exhibition in March next year at PMQ, one of Hong Kong’s most prestigious venues.

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