Victoria Rushworth studied at The Scottish College of Textiles, Heriot Watt University, Galashiels, graduating with a BSc (hons) in Textiles & Clothing.
Victoria worked for various high street retailers and suppliers as a technologist/product developer. This involved working with factories in the Far East and Europe, trouble shooting production problems as well as ensuring quality and ethical production.
After a career break watching her 3 children evolve while living in Paris for 4 years Victoria was inspired to create a clothing label for “Triers and Doers”.
We Are Rushworth was born in 2012, it is a clothing label, rooted in Scotland. The brand has a variety of unique products which include locally produced knitted hats, scarves, headbands, tank tops and blankets. These are manufactured using luxurious pure lambswool, merino and cashmere fibres.
From childhood, her father worked around the globe in the textile industry, mainly for the UNDP, which resulted in relocation to some interesting destinations. When the family couldn’t accompany him, he would bring something back from these countries “Afghan waistcoats were pretty exotic in the 1970’s”. This instilled a fascination with clothing and textiles together with a love of new experiences which contributes to what inspires her today.
Victoria is committed to using her personal and work experience to create unique, high quality clothes and accessories. We Are Rushworth is doing its’ best to minimise the environmental impact of its’ products, producing knitwear here in Scotland.
The designs are inspired by everyday experiences with her family, her travels, childhood memories and illustrations by friends and family.