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Scottish Design: A creative visit to the V&A

Scottish Design: A creative visit to the V&A

So, let’s talk about Scottish Design. Scotland is famous for a lot of things- whisky, kilts, haggis, and, of course, the windy rain. And hidden amongst the clichés, there’s also a long, rich history of textile design. For 2020, our design team has been exploring the concept of reinvention through deconstruction, and using the the nostalgic visions of Scotland’s past to design for the future. Okay, so what do we mean by that? Let’s look at how we’re reinventing tartan as an example.

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Sold Out!

Sold Out!

It's here! The scarf you've all been waiting for! Last week, we headed down south to London to show the design alongside Anna and made the most of our time. After a beautiful stay at the Leman Locke Aparthotel and a pitstop at Liberty London to see our blankets out on display, we launched the design at an event at The Artist Residence!

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Design Collaboration

Design Collaboration

What do you get when you combine Scottish design with a sustainable style visionary? A scarf as bold and empowered as she is. At The Tartan Blanket Co. we put our whole heart and soul into the design process, which is why we connected so deeply with ever-thoughtful and endlessly-creative, Anna Cascarina. With colours that are equally daring and delightful, and a tartan that deconstructs into stripes with irreverent sophistication, this collaboration proudly pushes past the bounds of woolen textile design. Did you know a scarf could do all of that?

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Behind the Design: Colsie Collection 19/20

Behind the Design: Colsie Collection 19/20

Lambswool and limited edition, our new Colsie Collection 19/20 is so ready to meet you! When we think of nature, we often think of muted colours. Our research for this collection happily reminded us that vibrant colours are constantly being offered to us by the natural world! 

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The Art of Colsie

The Art of Colsie

A cup of tea, a soft blanket and a bit of quit. We believe slow living is more than just a collection of nice moments, but rather an act of great daring. Choose peace over pressure in the face of endless to-do list, unhung laundry and life's inevitable chaos is learned art that we're dedicated to exploring through natural wool fibres. What is colsie? How do you achieve that colsie feeling? Here's everything you need to know about colsie, Scotland's very own hygge.

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Embroidery

Embroidery

Take your gift giving from “Oh, you shouldn’t have!” to “I’m so glad you did!” by adding a little something extra with personalisation.

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Behind The Design with new Lambswool Blankets and Scarves

Behind The Design with new Lambswool Blankets and Scarves

Here at The Tartan Blanket Co., we love the traditional tartan designs, but we like to be a little unique too, which is where our lifestyle collection comes in. By designing this collection in-house, we’re delighted to bring in new styles that we feel embrace current trends, while keeping them classic enough to last a lifetime.

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