BBC News ran an article this morning on “Scottish fabrics making unexpected journeys” By Steven McKenzie.
Fabrics made in some of the furthest corners of the UK have been making some unexpected journeys. Tweed and linen from the Western Isles and knitwear from Shetland has been turning up in places from Japan to Middle Earth.
Above: Extract from the article
The news article explores the growing demand for Harris Tweed around the world and how the fabric has gone on a journey in recent years, from an industry in crisis to producing over 500,000 meters per year. Even companies like Converse are getting in on it!
What excited me, was that the reporter Steven McKenzie interviewed myself (and girlfriend Dora Hetherington) for the article, along with using my photography. Be sure to check out the article and my photography. I am very pleased to have my work displayed so publicly… BBC NEWS!
- The wider textiles industry in Scotland employs about 9,500 people across 642 businesses
- The sector has an annual turnover of £756.3m
- Exports of Scottish textile products are valued at £300m
- Source: Textiles Scotland