The Scottish Textiles Showcase was founded April 2019 by Kitty Bruce-Gardyne when its first curated shop of Scottish textiles opened inside the historic Tron Kirk on Edinburgh's Royal Mile. The Showcase is now moving to new premises on St Mary's Street, just off the Royal Mile. The shop has developed a reputation as a best kept secret and treasure trove for discerning shoppers looking to buy authentic Scottish gifts and homeware.
As a maker herself Kitty has been a long term champion of Scotland's rich textiles heritage and was keen to share her passion for a story which remains physically off the beaten track. From the Scottish Borders in the south to the far flung islands of the Outer Hebrides in the west and Shetland in the north the Scottish textiles story is rich and varied. Tartan, tweed, cashmere, linen and lace, Scotland's textiles are in a class of their own and have gained a world wide reputation for excellence.
Kitty works with four members of staff and their mission is to celebrate the Made in Scotland story and the talented makers themselves. She says, "We take great pride in knowing not only where our products have come from but who made them and how. We want to pass this information on to our customers so they too can appreciate the craftsmanship skills required to make the beautiful products on our shelves."