Craftsmanship, Quality and Contemporary Design

The Collingwood-Norris design studio in the Scottish Borders.

The Collingwood-Norris design studio in the Scottish Borders.

 

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

After years of working freelance in the knitwear industry, creating pieces for clients including Christopher Kane, Jasper Conran, William Chambers and House of Holland, Flora decided to channel her passion for knitwear excellence into designs for her own label.

 
Flora at work in the studio, wearing the Islay Scoop Neck Jumper.

Flora at work in the studio, wearing the Islay Scoop Neck Jumper.

Each item is carefully wrapped up before being sent off.

Each item is carefully wrapped up before being sent off.

An  Erraid Blanket Scarf  being taken off the knitting machine.

An Erraid Blanket Scarf being taken off the knitting machine.

 

Craftsmanship

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

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. We pride ourselves on making beautiful, high quality pieces that will last you many years with good care.

 
Lambswool on cones, before it is knitted.

Lambswool on cones, before it is knitted.

 

Luxurious 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. 

We now also use extra fine silk for our range of silk scarves. The silk is spun in Italy, and is the finest quality, and with a beautiful natural drape and lustre, it’s the perfect luxury fibre!

 


 

Made in Scotland

We try to keep every process as local as possible, and choose to use Geelong Lambswool that is spun and dyed in Kinross, Scotland, and labels that are made in the UK.  Transparency is very important to us, and we're working towards making every aspect our processes and materials visible. You can read more about our making processes on our blog. 

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


 
Handmade pom-poms, ready to top hats!

Handmade pom-poms, ready to top hats!

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