Craftsmanship, Quality and Contemporary Design

 
At the knitting machine

Collingwood-Norris is a luxury contemporary knitwear company based in the Scottish Borders, founded in 2016 by Scottish knitwear designer Flora Collingwood-Norris.

Craftsmanship

Craftsmanship is at the hear of what we do. All our knitwear is designed and made in the UK, on site in our small studio by Flora, using hand powered knitting machines and traditional skills such as hand knitting and crochet.

Each item is carefully hand framed, using a machine that has worked it's way through other Scottish Borders textile companies and is steeped in the history of the area, then hand finished to ensure the highest quality. The soft Scottish water we use to hand wash each piece helps to give it its beautiful soft feel.

Flora at work on the V-bed knitting machine in the studio.  

Flora at work on the V-bed knitting machine in the studio.  

Attention to detail- each piece requires precision in the knitting process. 

Attention to detail- each piece requires precision in the knitting process. 

Lambswool on cones, before it is knitted. 

Lambswool on cones, before it is knitted. 

The Best Natural Fibres

Preferring to use natural fibres, especially extra fine lambswool, our aim is to encourage ethical practice and reduce environmental impact at all stages, from design to production. The Geelong lambswool we use is dyed with GOTS approved dyes, making it more environmentally friendly. It is luxuriously soft, lightweight and very warm. 

Made in Scotland

We try to keep every process as local as possible, and choose to use wool that is spun and dyed in Kinross, Scotland, and labels that are made in Glasgow and in the UK.  Transparency is very important to us, and we're working towards making every aspect our processes and materials visible.

Using traditional manufacturing techniques we bring out the best in the natural fibres and create timeless designs to cherish for a lifetime. 

We are always happy to discuss commissions and collaborations. 

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