Posted on April 06, 2016 by Kirstin Gault
Esja was designed in collaboration with Icelandic product designer, Hanna Dís Whitehead and Scottish Textile Designer, Claire Anderson as part of their Weaving DNA project. They re-appropriate traditional Nordic and Scottish textiles, examining the ways in which these represent and shape aspects of national identity.
For more information regarding the story of Esja, please visit: http://weavingdna.tumblr.com or, for information regarding the exhibition (which is on going until the 22nd of May), visit: http://www.thelighthouse.co.uk/visit/exhibition/weaving-dna
Photograph by Tian Khee Siong
Esja, which is a multi-purpose fabric, is suitable for skirts, trousers, jackets as well as soft furnishings such as curtains, cushion covers and upholstery. For more information or to purchase the cloth see: Esja.
The Esja pattern is also available on one of our hipflasks: Esja Hipflask
The Knockando Woolmill is based in northeast Scotland and has been manufacturing woollen textiles continuously since 1784. It is recognised as a unique part of Scotland’s manufacturing heritage and was awarded significant funding for its restoration.
The Woolmill seeks to minimise its impact on the environment throughout its sourcing and manufacturing processes whilst staying true to its heritage and traditions.
All profits go to the Knockando Woolmill Trust to ensure the future of the Woolmill.