Fabric As Art: Edinburgh Weavers Celebrates Nine Pioneering Decades
Bold, experimental, influential and internationally successful, Edinburgh Weavers has been a ground-breaking force in textiles for almost a century – yet its name may not be familiar.
The brand launched its first-ever retail line in 2022, yet for 94 years its pioneering fabrics have adorned luxury hotels, businesses and retailers on both sides of the Atlantic, including The Savoy and Claridge’s, Fortnum & Mason, ocean liners, The Tate Gallery, Downing Street and many more.
Named after the Scottish capital where it was founded, Edinburgh Weavers is based in Lancashire – which, of course, has a proud textiles history – in 19th-century Robin Hood Mill.
Such is the brand’s significance that the V&A published a book chronicling its evolution and enduring influence – Alastair Morton and Edinburgh Weavers: Visionary Textiles and Modern Art.