I have just returned from Glasgow where I was exhibiting at Scotland's Trade Fair (Spring) at the SECC. At the show there was a panel of judges choosing the "Best Product" in each of four different categories. In the Clothing and Textiles section, we were awarded "Highly Commended" for our Bog Cotton fleece lined scarf. We have always been proud of this design, but it is very rewarding to have it recognised by experts.This scarf was made by my daughter Mary and you can see her here pictured wearing the winning scarf and holding the bottle of wine that came along with the certificate. The scarf is lined with polar fleece which has a decorative fringe detail - more details on the website.
Another winner (at least in terms of orders from shops - we hadn't entered it for the competition) was our new style of hat - Callum - which over the next few months will be making its way into several shops. First up will be "Canongate Jerseys and Crafts" in Edinburgh's Royal Mile and they should have them in stock by mid February. This shop sells many of our products - hats and scarves, bags and purses, wallhangings, wraps etc. and is well worth a visit if you find yourself in Edinburgh. One of the samples I had with me at the show was bought by a keen angler. On the first day he asked if he could buy it at the end of the show and every so often throughout the three days he would come and try it on again. His verdict - "the best hat ever"!!!!!
We took orders for all our various products, some of them from shops we have not dealt with before. As we get the orders made and out to these customers we will put details of them on the website.