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Wilson Associates explore the unique variety of Scottish textiles

Watch a video showing May Poon and Michael Crosby (principle designers at Wilson Associates) describe the unique variety of Scottish textiles and the talent, innovation and capability of Scottish textiles manufacturers.

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Scotland offers a unique fusion of rich heritage, innovation and unrivalled creativity, producing internationally revered tartan, cashmere, lace, knitwear, tweed and leather for interiors, technical and fashion clients.

Susan Beattie, International Sector Head, Textiles

Made in Scotland

Textiles for fashion, interiors and technical use.

Watch our new video trailer, showcasing some of Scotland's textile capabilities (and the top designers sourcing Scottish expertise).

Which brands already buy Scottish?

Scotland's cashmere and tweeds are thought to be among the finest in the world, so it's no wonder some of the fashion industry's top brands source their garments here.

In fact, Chanel showed so much belief in our quality that, in 2012, the brand purchased Scottish knitwear supplier, Barrie.

Our top textiles exports:

  • Knitwear - cashmere and lambswool
  • Woven fabrics - including tartans and tweed
  • Leather - for high-end use
  • Lace 
  • Technical and industrial textiles

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See what Scotland has to offer

View a range of textiles produced in Scotland at the Textiles Scotland website

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Traditional meets modern with Scottish styling
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Scotland offers a host of iconic textiles

Need help sourcing a supplier?

From manufacturers to designers, we can put you in touch with the right people.

Across technical textiles, interiors and fashion, Scottish textiles offer the perfect mix of quality and innovation.


- Susan Beattie

Whether you’re a wholesaler, retailer, importer or agent - and wherever you are in the world - if you're interested in buying Scottish textiles, our international team can help.

SDI has an extensive network of offices around the world. Our international staff live and work within their office locale, have a comprehensive understanding of your market-specific business needs and can help link you to Scottish textiles producers and suppliers.

Tell us about your business and a specialist from your region or sector will get back to you.

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