Monday, 18 January 2010
From Sunday 24th to Tuesday 26th January I will be exhibiting at Scotland's Trade Fair at the SECC in Glasgow. It is not open to the public - just to buyers, managers and shop owners from bona fide retail businesses. If you want further details about the show visit their website at http://www.scotlandstradefairs.co.uk/spring/Home.aspx
I will have our full range of products there including our new style of hat. This new design is a man's hat (though no reason what so ever why women shouldn't wear it!) - named "Callum" and like all the other hats in our range, it is designed to keep out the Scottish weather. It is made with Harris Tweed and fully lined with anti-pill polar fleece. Here you see it modelled by my son Simon.
It comes down over the ears, but is shaped at the back so that it doesn't interfere with the collar of a jacket or a scarf, making it extremely comfortable to wear as well as warm.
We will of course have all our other hats on view at the show and hope to have them heading out to retail outlets fairly quickly after the show. Full details of all our hats can be seen on the website at http://www.annamacneil.co.uk
All our other products will be on display at the show - bags and purses, scarves & wraps, belts, cushions, wallhangings ---- and even Christmas decorations! I know, we have only just had Christmas, but the retail trade need to plan ahead to ensure that they have everything you will want in their shops by the time you start thinking about next Christmas.
Another product on display will be our Mairi hat - a traditional bonnet style of hat in Harris Tweed. It has proved very popular this winter and this year we will be offering it with the addition of embroidered detail such as this one with a small Celtic knot stitched with gold embroidery thread.
Full details of these will go onto the website soon.