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We Are Rushworth, a Clothing Label for triers and doers

Knitwear fashion, Berwick Upon Tweed and Rushworth

Opening our small and compact studio shop in Berwick Upon Tweed in October 2017 has been incredibly rewarding. Everyday is an informative session which is stimulated by customers chat and feedback on the shop as well as the knitwear fashion and accessories . Market...

Fashion inspiration – Rushworth meets Amsterdam

People ask frequently where I find my fashion inspiration and I find it difficult to pinpoint specific things. It's all about what I feel and like and that comes from favourite childhood memories and travels. It's the newness of an experience when senses are at their...

Cloth #18 – An exhibition of textile talent.

    PRESS RELEASE: 22 July 2018 We Are Rushworth are excited to be included in inaugural line-up of textiles talent for CLOTH#18 at Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh  dovecotstudios.com/programme/cloth-18 A cohort of 23 textile designers and makers have been...

Why you need a Merino wool wrap – festival season is here

Why you need a Merino wool wrap I rarely go out in summer without my merino wool wrap as it is such a versatile garment. Most of us attend some sort of outdoor entertainment throughout the summer. When this happens one thing is for sure, here in the UK we have to be...

Premiere Vision Fabrics 2018

What is Premiere Vision Fabrics? Otherwise, affectionately, known as PV, Premiere Vision Fabrics is a biannual fabric trend show. It's held over 3 days in the Exhibition Centre at the Parc des Expositions, Paris. The birth and evolution of Premiere Vision...

Does W.A.R have a place at Scotland’s Trade Fair?

SECC, Glasgow 21st to 23rd January. It has been said that you should stick at an event for at least 3 years before seeing the benefits and possibly even receiving an order. Why this trade fair? It made sense to try this event for the following reasons: My knitwear is...

What to expect from a fashion trade show [UK]

What to expect from a fashion trade show Thinking of attending a fashion trade show to promote your brand and products? Want to know what to expect from a fashion trade show, such as the SEC in Glasgow? As a fashion designer and regular attender, here's my take. It...

Why buy pure Cashmere?

Why buy pure Cashmere over other natural knitwear materials? Before I mention a few interesting (I hope) facts about Cashmere, please note that I am no expert. But, I do design my own cashmere products and run my own cashmere knitwear shop. I can also delve back into...

Cashmere knitwear shop – now open in Berwick-upon-Tweed

Cashmere knitwear shop - now open! The mission to relocate my work space from home to somewhere else came when I realised I had spread myself across 3 rooms which seemed a tad disorganised! I looked at many potential studio places. Some rural, some city based, some...

The joys of factory auditing

The recent news that a factory in Turkey was found to be using Syrian children to manufacture garments for UK retailers saddened me and had me reminiscing over my factory auditing days. Good, Bad and Ugly. I have to say, I had mixed feelings about this part of my job,...

Wool meggings – should I design some for my knitwear shop?

A pair of wool meggings anyone? WARNING, THIS ARTICLE MAY CONTAIN NUTS AND REFERENCES TO THEM Is it only me or is anyone else out there a tad uncomfortable when at the Panto with the kids? “Oh Lord…Man bumps. Don’t snigger, act your age.” I don't mean the...

Getting fashion design ideas from magazines

Getting fashion design ideas from magazines I am a fashion designer, so most weeks I wander into my local newsagents and buy a few fashion magazines. Then I take them into the cafe next door and succumb to them in the search for inspiration. Getting fashion design...

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