Our Team

We believe in happiness. In giving back. In great design. The best gifts are given. In buying less, buying better. Working hard and laughing harder. Sheep should have great haircuts. Nature knows best. Tea solves everything. Warmth is best shared.

Guess what! Behind each phone call, email, instagram post, blanket design and perfectly packaged TBCo. box you receive in the post, there are real humans!
Read on to meet us!
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Where are you from? Edinburgh! What do you do at TBCo.? A little bit of everything and a little bit of nothing. Now that we have such an amazing team, I have lots of meetings to keep everyone going in the same direction where I throw out lots of great (bad) ideas they generally choose to ignore. Although, I've got to say. Wool baby blankets. I mean, come on, that one was genius!  What's your favourite thing about your work? The amazing team, brand and products we have created. The Tartan Blanket Co. is definitely my 4th child. What's your favourite TBCo. product? It changes weekly! Right now I am loving the featherlight cashmere scarf as a year round scarf (which you need in Scotland). What's one way you try to practice colsie? We have moved to the beach and I have learned that even in winter it is so lovely to go down to the beach with the kids, wrapped in scarves and blankets and have hot chocolate while watching the sea.
Read more about Emma's story here.
Where are you from? Edinburgh. What do you do at TBCo.? I look after everything that happens after we make a sale - customer happiness, logistics, warehousing and systems. I also build all the desks! What's your favourite thing about your work? The people. We have a truly amazing team. What's your favourite TBCo. product? Navy stripe waterproof backed recycled blanketWhat's one way you try to practice colsie? I only buy new clothes when the current ones are so worn out my mum won't repair them any more. What's the last thing you googled? Can you drive for both uber and lyft? Things you're loving right now? BOOK: A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson. SONG: When Doves Cry by Prince. PODCAST: How I Built This. QUOTE: "The mind is everything. What you think you become." BRAND: Finisterre or Carhartt. WEBSITE: Youtube. RECIPE: Tortelli di ricotta in sage and butter. APP: Bitwarden or Twitter. 
Read more about Fergus's story here.
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Claire Sutherland

Where are you from? Kent, but that's kind of a secret. I've lived in Edinburgh since I was 3, every member of my extended family are Edinburgh born and bred! What do you do at TBCo.? I shop! I source our products and make sure we are manufacturing with the best people possible. Developing our product and building our collections is so much fun. I seriously love my job, the places it takes me and the people I meet. What's your favourite thing about your work? Most of us love cats, being cosy and consuming endless amounts of tea. It's a tribe I am very happy to be part of. What's your favourite TBCo. product? I have a new favourite every week, but right now it's the Olive Blanket! However, being in my position I know what the new collection looks like and it's amazing! I already have a few new favourites- oops. What's one way you try to practice colsie? Getting up a little earlier in the mornings before work so I can enjoy a cup of tea under a blanket before the madness of the day starts! Last thing you googled? Dance in my living room. Things you're loving right now? BOOK: The Handmaids Tale. SONG: Sunday Kind of Love by Etta James. PODCAST: Jonathan Van Ness- He is my queen! QUOTE: "Don't worry it might never happen." BRAND: Free People. WEBSITE: Skyscanner. RECIPE: Miso Noddle Soup. APP: Instagram.

 

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Fi Anderson

Where are you from? A beautiful coastal village in the Scottish Highlands. What do you do at TBCo.? I am part of the creative team that sources and develops our beautiful products, plans our collections and brings the ideas to life! I love the role that I get to play. Seeing our concepts turn from ideas into reality is so rewarding.  What's your favourite thing about your work? Definitely the people I get to work alongside every day. We know how to make a good cuppa, challenge each other, work hard and have fun. It’s never a dull day with this amazing team. What's your favourite TBCo. product? There’s too many to choose from! Though, I’m never without a blanket scarf. Come rain or shine you always need one to hand. Perfect for cuddling up into when it’s cold or for an impromptu picnic when it’s warm. What's one way you try to practice colsie? Getting outdoors with my dog and coming home to films by the fireside, lighting candles and getting cosy under a blanket. Even more rewarding when it’s wild Scottish weather outside! Last thing you googled? Couch to 5K- trying to convince myself to go for it this year! Things you're loving right now? BOOK: Norwegian Wood by Haruki Muakami. SONG: My Favourite Girl by King Creosote. QUOTE: "Whatever the weather, weather the storm together." RECIPE: Green Smoothies.

 

 

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Ray Maletto

Where are you from? Red Bank, New Jersey. What do you do at TBCo.? Merchandising- I organise all our orders and make sure it's available to purchase across all of our platforms. What's your favourite thing about your work? The team atmosphere, the products, and Friday team drinks! What's your favourite TBCo. product?  Lambswool Scarf in Mackenzie WeatheredWhat's one way you try to practice colsie? Through cooking tasty meals! Last thing you googled? Airbnb Verona. Things you're loving right now? BOOK: The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs by Steve Brusatte. SONG: Jungleland by Bruce Springsteen. BRAND: Rapanui. WEBSITE: Beatport.com. RECIPE: Marcella Hazan's Osso Buco. APP: Memrise and Tandem.

 

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Jess Shaw

Where are you from? Finland/England but I've lived in Scotland for fourteen years (Hooray!). What do you do at TBCo.? Customer Happiness. What's your favourite thing about your work? The people and the fun atmosphere they bring. What's your favourite TBCo. product? I love my lambswool oversized scarf in sand. What's one way you try to practice colsie? I like to take a couple of hours at the weekend to curl up with a good book and a cup of tea. Last thing you googled? Is it going to snow in Edinburgh today? Things you're loving right now? BOOK: A Field Guide To Getting Lost (very philosophical). SONG: Billie Holiday by Warpaint. PODCAST: My Favourite Murder. RECIPE: Hairy Bikers Spanish Style Chicken Bake. APP: Shazam.

 

 

 

 

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Louise McEvoy

Where are you from? London originally although I have been lucky to live in a few countries. What do you do at TBCo.? Customer Happiness Manager. What's your favourite thing about your work? The team! Amazing people who make work fun! What's your favourite TBCo. product? It's soooo hard to choose just one, loving my olive oversized scarf at the moment, and the new Fraser Hunting Weathered. What's one way you try to practice colsie? Chilling out under a blanket reading a good book or watching a good movie with a big cup of tea! And chocolate! Last thing you googled? Six Nations Fixtures 2020. Things you're loving right now? BOOK: The Secret, Pride & Prejudice. SONG: Too many to choose just one! QUOTE: "If you can be anything in this world, be kind!"

 

 

 

 

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Maya Speirs 

(Maya wants you to know she doesn't love having her photo taken, but she does love bengal cats!) 

Where are you from? Edinburgh. What do you do at TBCo.? Customer Happiness - keeping customers smiling :) What's your favourite thing about your work? All the pets! The owners aren't too bad either. What's your favourite TBCo. product? Love too many. What's one way you try to practice colsie? Good movie, good food, good company. Things you're loving right now? BOOK: More of a movie buff so going for American Psycho, but it's a book too. RECIPE: My secret slow cooked beef recipe.

 

 

Jade Milne

Where are you from? The bonnie Scottish Borders! What do you do at TBCo.? Responsible for the upkeep of creative office spirit! As in-house Designer, I use my creative mind to absorb visual trends and deploy them in fresh and exciting ways across our branding and marketing materials, collections and product development. What's your favourite thing about your work? Having the opportunity to work with beautiful products, fun projects and a great team of people daily. What's your favourite TBCo. product? All the Cashmere - the ULTIMATE fibre! What's one way you try to practice colsie? Surrounding myself with all the warm things, and dogs. Last thing you googled? Halle Berry diabetes. Things you're loving right now? BOOK: You'll Grow Out of It by Jessi Klein. SONG: Side Effects by Shura. PODCAST: BOF (Business of Fashion). QUOTE: "Design is an action to cause a reaction." BRAND: Reformation and Arket. WEBSITE: Darling Magazine. RECIPE: Doves Farm GF Pancakes. APP: Pantone Studio & Flipd.

 

 

 

Rosa Cameron

Where are you from? Edinburgh born and bred! What do you do at TBCo.? All things design! Whether it's blankets, scarves, cards, or a GIF for the gram, Jade and myself bring it all to life. What's your favourite thing about your work? The culture - we have a great team who are ambitious and hard working, but also know how to have fun!  What's your favourite TBCo. product? All the herringbones, I love the texture! What's one way you try to practice colsie? Being in nature with a flask full of tea and a fluffy four-legged friend to keep me companyLast thing you googled? How to propagate umbrella plant - I'm obsessed with my plant babies. Closely followed by 'Is sudocrem safe for dogs?' Things you're loving right now? BOOK:Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, a beautiful graphic novel. How To Be A Woman by Caitlin Moran. SONG: Texas Sun - Khruangbin & Leon Bridges. BRAND: OYOY Living Design. WEBSITE: Darling Magazine. RECIPE: Miso Aubergine APP: Treeapp.

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Amelia Masters

Where are you from? Chattanooga, Tennessee! But was most recently living in Nashville before moving to Edinburgh. What do you do at TBCo.? Content Creator, which is a snappy way to say I do the photography and copywriting as part of the marketing team. But I also pull a lot of dumb pranks on my desk buddies and find weird spots around the office to take naps.  What's your favourite thing about your work? The people! That's why I make them all be in my photos. What's your favourite TBCo. product? TOO HARD. Either the stripe recycled wool blankets or featherlight cashmere. What's one way you try to practice colsie? A whole lot of yoga. Reaching nirvana any day now. Last thing you googled? Naked cat cost Things you're loving right now? BOOK: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard. SONG: Frank Ocean's Moon River Cover. PODCAST: OnBeing. QUOTE: "Never let the truth get in the way of a good story." BRAND: Madewell. WEBSITE: TheGoodTrade.com. RECIPE: Is a margarita a recipe? APP: Headspace.

 

 

 

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Emma Miller

Where are you from? Just a Bairn from Falkirk. What do you do at TBCo.? Marketing Assistant - Think Andrea Sachs from The Devil Wears Prada but worse. Much, much worse. What's your favourite thing about your work? The snack drawer.  What's your favourite TBCo. product? The lambswool oversized scarf in mustard - a true dream. What's one way you try to practice colsie? Eating ice cream. Last thing you googled? Scotland NC 500. Things you're loving right now? BOOK: Normal People by Sally Rooney. SONG: Home by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros. PODCAST: Approachable. QUOTE: "It's never too cold for ice cream." BRAND: Museum of Ice Cream. WEBSITE: Who What Wear. RECIPE: Chilli (my boyfriend’s recipe, i’m just sous chef). APP: Duolingo.

 

 

 

 

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Gabi Rolim

Where are you from? Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. What do you do at TBCo.? Create ads that will stalk you FOR-EVER. What's your favourite thing about your work? The pleasure of working with so many talented people and the excitement of working with such lovely products. What's your favourite TBCo. product? Featherlight cashmere. What's one way you try to practice colsie? Staying on the couch with my cats and a blanket just enjoying the warmth and love. Last thing you googled? Glamping in the Highlands. Things you're loving right now? BOOK: Any written by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. PODCAST: Everyone Else. BRAND: FarmRio. WEBSITE: Google.com. RECIPE: Brigadeiros, the ultimate Brazilian birthday (and any other celebration) sweet treat! APP: Instagram.

 

 

 

 

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Yvonne Barton

Where are you from? Edinburgh native! What do you do at TBCo.? I take care of managing our content creation, product launches, social media, email marketing & styling of photoshoots. Some say I take the Instagram feed far too seriously. What's your favourite thing about your work? The snacks, the people, the tea runs & the endless supply of scarves for rainy Edinburgh days. What's your favourite TBCo. product? Everything Olive and Warm Ochre please. What's one way you try to practice colsie? Yoga, reading, and a decent cup of tea. Last thing you googled? Can I pay contactless on the bus?. Things you're loving right now? BOOK: The Cows SONG: Jeremy by Pearl Jam. BRAND: Free People . WEBSITE: elizabethsuzann.com RECIPE: Rice Bowls. APP: Calm Subscription 

 

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Fiona Chapman

Where are you from? Musselburgh, East Lothian What do you do at TBCo.? Office Manager - keeping everyone happy and the snack box topped up! What's your favourite thing about your work? The team environment and the beautiful products. What's your favourite TBCo. product? My gorgeous dusky pink oversized scarf. What's one way you try to practice colsie? A warm bubble bath and a glass of wine! This rarely happens due to being a Mum to two little girls, but when it does I appreciate it even more! Last thing you googled? Six by Nico current menu... I really want to go! Things you're loving right now? BOOK: The Secret SONG: Outnumbered by Dermot Kennedy QUOTE:"Be yourself, everyone else is taken." BRAND: LoveUnique. RECIPE: Chocolate orange cheesecake - amazing! APP: Headspace.

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Laura O’Donnell

Where are you from? From the other side of the bridge, Cupar, Fife. What do you do at TBCo.? All things to do with finance. What's your favourite thing about your work? Working with an energetic and passionate team that create a fantastic place to work. What's your favourite TBCo. product? The Mackellar Tartan blanket - super cosy and looks great in every room. What's one way you try to practice colsie? Going out in the cold to come in......A long winter walk with the family, stopping to skim stones on the loch, toast marshmallows on the fire and then coming in for hot chocolate. Last thing you googled? Met office - I am cycling home and it is pretty windy out. Things you're loving right now? BOOK: The places You'll Go by Dr Seuss. QUOTE: "You have brains in your head and feet in your shoes, you can steer yourself any direction you choose" by Dr Suess. RECIPE: Brownies.

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Greame Beeton

Where are you from? East Lothian. What do you do at TBCo.? As warehouse manager, I am responsible for stock inventory, storage and distribution. I am proud to lead and be part of an efficient, dedicated warehouse team that ensures that your order is delivered on time and beautifully presented. What's your favourite thing about your work? Running about after everyone and looking stressed - I had brown hair when I started this job. What's your favourite TBCo. product? Our recycled wool blanketsWhat's one way you try to practice colsie? Playing with my wee dog Buddy. Last thing you googled? How to get hair like Neil.

 

 

 

 

 

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James Christie

Where are you from? Edinburgh. What do you do at TBCo.? Act fabulous. But seriously? I assist the warehouse in picking and packing your orders, wrapping them to perfection as well as receiving deliveries from all of our lovely suppliers. What's your favourite thing about your work? Amazing company on the whole and an amazing group of people. What's your favourite TBCo. product? The recycled wool blankets. They're great for my yearly trip to mull. What's one way you try to practice colsie? Live everyday like it's a colsie day. Last thing you googled? Flights to Amsterdam. Things you're loving right now? SONG: the deep, soothing baritone of my own voice in the shower. 

 

 

 

 

 

Kirstie McCluskey

Where are you from? Dublin, Ireland. What do you do at TBCo.? I work in the warehouse embroidering all the lovely personalised blankets and scarves. What's your favourite thing about your work? The great friendly atomsphere and seeing all the thoughtful and personal messages/names I get to embroider onto our products. What's your favourite TBCo. product? I have my eye on the new Rust Herringbone recycled wool blanket for winter. What's one way you try to practice colsie? An overly generous glass of wine and a good movie. Last thing you googled? Taco Bell UK? Six Nations Fixtures 2020. Things you're loving right now? BOOK: Geek Love - Katherine Dunn. SONG: I Can't Stand The Rain - Ann Peebles. PODCAST: My Favourite Murder or Mystery Show. APP: TooGoodToGo

 

 

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Michael O’Donnell

Where are you from? Edinburgh. What do you do at TBCo.? Warehouse. What's your favourite thing about your work? The friendly nature of everyone who works here. What's your favourite TBCo. product? The Recycled wool blanket in Baird TartanWhat's one way you try to practice colsie? Chilled out with a coffee watching the football. Last thing you googled? Scottish Independence. Things you're loving right now? BOOK: Sir Alex Ferguson's Autobiography.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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