An itch of an idea for many years, Rosamund of Scotland is taking its first steps along the catwalk and into the high street.
Last Friday, the 18th November, was the second annual Cyrenians Charity Cook-Off and auction. The Cyrenians, if you don't know are an independent charity that supports people excluded from family, home, work or community on their life journey.
The event, which aimed to raise £18,000 for the charity, was supported by many local and national businesses, some of whom attended and some of whom donated prizes for the auction.
Last Thursday we launched a brand new textiles department at the Scottish Design Exchange, supporting Scotland-based print designers for textiles and wallpapers. We really excited to finally be able to add some of the country's most talented textile designers to our community of local creatives. Huge thanks to Edinburgh musicians Jack Hinks and Sean Munro for kicking off the party with a brilliant acoustic set, and for everybody who came to celebrate with us!
Here are some snaps from Fashion and Beauty Event last weekend. Many thanks to: Kimberley Grahame (fashion blogger), Nicole Perry (vintage boutique), Cait Owens (MUA), Iona May (Arbonne skincare), Lucy Cardwell (Lucky Cloud), Ellie Clinch (Photographer) and Wagamama Ocean Terminal.
This is the start of a series of posts about our new contemporary textiles designers joining us on 2nd March. First up we have Emma Cochrane, a surface pattern designer and illustrator who likes to get messy! Here is Emma's story....
As well as our infamous comments book (so many hilarious quotes!) that lies by the till at the shop, we also get some fabulous customer feedback via our Trip Advisor page.
Here are some of our favourite quotes from artists and shoppers, really hitting home how The Scottish Design Exchange not only nurtures a vibrant local creative community, but also attracts visitors from all over the world, who won't be bringing home any boring souveniers, thats for sure!
We would love it if you head over to our Trip Advisor page and rate us 5 stars or leave us a meaty review! It will help us climb up the treacherous ladder of visitor attraction ratings and ultimately get our name out there as the best shop in Edinburgh!
(Blog Post from www.urbanity-blog.com) The Scottish Design Exchange in Edinburgh is launching a dedicated textiles department in their Ocean Terminal store, supporting Scotland-based print designers for textiles and wallpapers. We are currently looking for more designers to join us, so please get in touch to get involved in this fantastic FREE retail opportunity.
The Scottish Design Exchange's primary schools' writing competition Be The Book is launched this week. The aim is to introduce pupils to the publishing process, and they will work with illustrators, writers, book designers and layout specialists, to produce a volume of their own work.