Fashion and accessories companies in Scotland

Looking for world-renowned design, quality and craftsmanship? Find fashion and accessories companies in Scotland.

Did you know?

From the highland kilt to the contemporary catwalk, Scotland’s unique style has been influencing the world of fashion for centuries.

Iconic design

Scotland’s unique style is globally recognised

Unrivalled quality

Scottish companies supply top fashion houses across the world

Craftsmanship

Centuries of expertise and care are woven into every fibre

Futureproof fashion

Scottish companies are weaving sustainability into style

The fashion and accessories industry is facing a new challenge. It’s no longer simply about producing beautiful, functional fashion. It’s about doing so sustainably, without damaging the planet in the name of style.

Scottish companies are building sustainability into their products and processes. Using their expertise and infamous innovative spirit, they’re developing solutions without compromising on the quality or craftsmanship that is expected from this industry.

Benefits of buying fashion and accessories from Scotland

Quality and craftsmanship

Scottish textiles such as cashmere and tweed are considered to be among the finest in the world. Throughout Scotland’s value supply chain, you’ll find true authentic businesses committed to craftsmanship, combining centuries of knowledge with the art of the personal touch. In Scotland, quality comes first.

Innovation and design

Scotland is known across the globe for our unrivalled creativity and innovation. Our companies are creating exciting new products that bring together Scottish design excellence with the finest materials sourced from across the globe.

Collaboration

Global brands such as Chanel, Burberry and Vivienne Westwood have been collaborating with Scottish companies for decades. New exciting collaborations with retailers, fashion designers and international brands are emerging all the time and Scottish companies are a willing and trusted partner. No matter where you are in the world, there are opportunities and partners in Scottish fashion and accessories.

Environmentally conscious

With consumers across the world increasingly conscious of where their clothes come from, it’s no longer enough for companies to simply produce beautiful, functional fashion. It’s about doing so sustainably, without damaging the planet in the name of style. Scottish companies are rising to the challenge, focused on sustainable manufacturing processes, evaluating their supply chains and sourcing sustainable fabrics and materials without compromising on quality or craftsmanship.

“I think Scottish people are driven by what we can do better, we're driven by a pride in producing products of a very, very high calibre and it's not just about the heritage, it's about what we are doing now and how we can do it better”.

Mark Hogarth, Creative Director for Harris Tweed Hebrides

Successful Scottish fashion and accessories companies

Johnstons of Elgin

Alexander Johnston founded Johnstons of Elgin in 1797 and the family-run business quickly became a leader in the wool industry, pioneering the weaving of vicuña and cashmere in Scotland. The label expanded into knitwear in the 1970s and today Johnstons of Elgin continues to be driven by tradition, staying true to its rich heritage. It uses the world’s finest fibres, creating unique designs using cutting-edge technology.

Instrmnt Applied Design

Instrmnt Applied Design (I–AD) is a Glasgow-based, multi-disciplinary design studio founded by product designer Pete Sunderland and graphic designer Ross Baynham. Its focus is in creating industrial goods with an emphasis on quality, simplicity and attainability. Beyond Glasgow, I–AD goods can be found at fashion and design-conscious retailers across the world, in cities such as London, Antwerp, Tokyo and Toronto.

Strathberry

Strathberry is an Edinburgh-based and internationally renowned luxury leather goods brand, founded in 2013 by husband-and-wife team Guy and Leeanne Hundleby. They create unique luxury pieces handcrafted using the finest quality Spanish leather. The brand is now stocked in over 33 retailers worldwide and has standalone stores in Edinburgh, London and Shanghai.

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Find fashion and accessories suppliers

Explore these directories and trade bodies:

Textiles Scotland

Scottish Tartans Authority

Craft Scotland

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