Harris Tweed is known as 'The Big Cloth" in Scotland. It is renown for it's hardwearing quality and will last you forever. Harris Tweed now comes in lots of combinations of bright or muted colors and is made into the most wonderful products. Make sure you look for the 'Orb' so you now your product is genuine Harris Tweed, only made in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.
The modern Scottish home is welcoming, warm and bright, full of Scottish style. However, the small ruins that are scattered across many parts of Scotland remind us that in days gone by we often lived together under the same roof with our animals.Happily, nowadays they are more often seen warming up our kitchens on tea towels, aprons, placemats & coasters, or in our living rooms on tiles, pillows and prints. We do love our Highland Cows – or Heilan’ Coos as wee fondly call them – and our sheep. There is something very comforting about them. Perhaps that’s because in echoing our past, these beautifully designed items also reflect who we are today.Not long after moving to North America I discovered that it wasn’t easy to find these reminders of home and set about changing that. Scottish Creations was launched and now, thanks to our wonderful Scottish designers, we can all have a Heilan’ Coo or a wee sheep sharing our kitchen or living room again.Whether they are living in Edinburgh, Auchtermuchty or Newtonmore; the big city, the small village, deep in the Highlands or Islands, our independent designers make their homes in Scotland and we are proud to bring them to you.If you miss Scotland or know someone who does, now you too can create your own Scottish home.
When I first moved to North America, I was looking for gift that was distinctly Scottish but I couldn’t find something that was that bit different. I found many lovely traditional items but none of the new contemporary designer products that had been appearing in Scotland seemed to have made it over here. In Scotland, I’d become accustomed to seeing beautiful Harris Tweed Handbags, stunning sterling silver jewelry, fabulous hand-blown accessories for whisky, and lots of fun quirky items to brighten your day. I wanted these amazing designers to have a place to showcase their creations here in North America, and Scottish Creations was born.
We are a family business, a Scottish family through and through. Most of us, were born and raised in Glasgow, except my children who were born and raised in Linlithgow. We have got about a bit though and moved from country to country as us Scots do, but our family always took Scotland with it. As my Mum will tell you… “the Scots become more Scottish when they move away from home, and the longer they are away, the more Scottish they become”. It certainly seems that way, certainly for our family. Having lived in Scotland, England, Canada and now the USA, our family is a bit like the United Nations, spread all over the globe.
The must have fabulous, funky and fun shoulder bag.
This roomy Harris Tweed bag has a large internal compartment with a zip pocket and is w 7 1/2″ x h 8 1/2″ x d 4″ in size. Embracing our Scottish heritage, we love the way Maccessori has designed this Square Shoulder Bag bag using colorful and hard wearing Harris Tweed.
Harris Tweed is known as ‘The Big Cloth’ in Scotland because Harris Tweed will last you forever. Starting as a cottage industry, the canny islanders living on the Isle of Lewis and the Isle of Harris utilized the many sheep that wander freely to collect, dye, wash then spin and weave the wool into tweed to keep them warm. Many of the locals are part of the Harris Tweed industry and still make the tweed on their own looms, in their living rooms and garages and create the wonderful, colorful Harris Tweed that we know today. Harris Tweed is now a government protected industry and can only be produced in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.Make sure you look for the Harris Tweed trademark ‘Orb’ which will be on all genuine Harris Tweed products.