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When is British made not actually British made..........

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When is British made not actually British made..........

you'd think when you buy Harris Tweed products you're getting a quality product from the UK.

🤔 Hmmmmm...... Well you are and you're not. Did you know the big brands, and I'll not name them, but if you buy any of the big brands of Harris Tweed accessories, you'll know who I mean......

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New design christened the Glenuig

Bag designs Glenuig

New design christened the Glenuig

Introducing the Glenuig design

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Fair trade or exploitation?

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Fair trade or exploitation?

I love making bags. 

Sometimes I just need to remind myself why I do this. I know we all have different ideas about value. I see designers selling often "ugly" bags for huge prices and wonder how much profit they make off a £1500 handbag made in Vietnam.

I'm having a "feeling annoyed" type of day as I feel exploited by someone...... 

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New design christened Lairg

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New design christened Lairg

I originally made this design as a one off piece but then was asked if I had "other colours". I've learned a new skill in making the fringe, although I have to admit it's a palaver but the end result is worth it. The last 2 of the design I made flew out of the door within 10 mins of me posting them. Anyway I've christened it the Lairg design. Lairg is a pretty little place in the Highlands which tbh we tend to pass through sometimes stopping for a brew. I've always thought it would be interesting to explore...

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Vintage Donegal Tweed

Vintage Donegal Tweed

I was very fortunate to acquire some vintage Donegal Tweed recently. The McNutt, pictured, has been used in 2 bags, both now listed in the shop. I've had it confirmed that this is "late 60's early 70's".......the colours are fantastic for a 50yr old tweed. It must have been kept in someone's stash locked away in the dark all that time. 🙄 These really are unique. I'm tempted to keep one for myself.

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