(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.


This new development will become part of the extensive repetoire of not-for-profit community-based projects supporting creative arts in Scotland. On the evening of Thursday 2nd March 2017, artists, customers and the press will be invited to celebrate the launch of this new space within our large retail store, marking the beginning of a 6-month trial of selling fashion and interior fabrics on behalf of a selection of independent Scottish designers. Customers will now be able to browse through samples of fabrics and wallpaper designed and made in Scotland, in handmade sample books displayed in a bespoke new unit and place orders for lengths of material, as well as purchase ready-made homeware products made our of the designed materials, in a cosy, homely setting amongst the inspiring artwork of our existing members. Images from @collectscotland instagram The Scottish Design Exchange is a not-for-profit shop in Ocean Terminal in Edinburgh, set up to help artists and designers experience retail in a fair and collaborative way. In the shop, over 150 fashion designers, artists, textile and jewellery designers, book publishers, photographers, product manufacturers and musicians work together as a creative community,  The concept has proved immensely popular with the public who love the idea not just of buying locally, but buying straight from the designers themselves, with 100% of the profits going back to the artist. Journalists are free to contact myself if they need further information on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.