Braw Scotland is the name of a new high quality gift and home wares brand that'll be launched to the retail trade at Scotland's Trade Fair Autumn on 21st - 22nd September, 2014 at the SECC Glasgow). The company will be appearing in the Launch Gallery on stand LG8.
Braw uses whimsical hand-drawn prints on natural fabrics such as linen union to create products with a distinctly Scottish flavour. All products are manufactured in the UK. The launch collection includes four Scottish-inspired prints used across the range on aprons, cushion covers, tea towels, book bags and beach bags. Additionally, there's a limited edition print especially designed for a Braw Christmas.
Braw's prints include Edinburgh Illustration – drawings of Edinburgh landmark buildings including the National Gallery, General Register House and St Giles' Cathedral; Capercaillie Song – Scotland's endangered grouse singing along to the bagpipes; Highland Coos – a drawn print of young Highland cows, some with small birds alighting on them, and Scottie Sausage – Scottie dogs sporting bandanas, with the occasional contrasting dachshund.
The Christmas Westie print features hand-drawn West Highland Terriers playing in the snow under the mistletoe and in between Christmas trees. This print is in the Wexford linen union fabric on tea towels and napkin sets (available in boxes of four).
All the products are designed in Edinburgh by textile print and fashion designer Gabrielle Schoenenberger. The products are UK made using 100 per cent natural fibres by a small family-owned manufacturer in the North of England.
“I chose the Scottish word Braw as the brand name because it means 'fine, or magnificent', especially of fabric and clothing. When I moved to Edinburgh in 2012, I was so stunned by the wonderful scenery and heritage, that I decided to launch a brand that celebrates Scotland,” said Gabrielle. “It's important to me that the products are UK made; all four of my Great Grandfathers worked in the textile industry during its heyday and I want to carry on this family tradition by utilising and encouraging the skills and craftsmanship still present in the UK today.”
The range is already stocked by select gift shops in Edinburgh with strong sales being achieved. Potential stockists can contact Gabrielle via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted: 22 March 2019