Homeowners embarking on DIY projects or interior makeovers have been encouraged to implement traditional Scottish fabric – such as tweed or tartan – into their properties, which has recently become a big trend in UK households.
Speaking to the Sunday Times, founder of Scottish designer Voyage Decorations Ian Dykes stated that it has seen an influx of enquiries for its hand-stitched fabric – particularly for its Hector thistle design from the Caledon collection – to be used for curtains and cushions.
In addition, many Brits have requested the material for upholstery and bespoke schemes within the home from company Hinnigan, while Morton Young & Borland, which has been in the Scottish fabric industry for over a century, is also finding business to be good.
Head designer Margo Graham commented: "We now have the wallpapers, lace and Madras panels, and the tablecover collection, so we can go straight to interior designers. We have had a good response so far."
Morton Young & Borland lists Ralph Lauren as a client and is the only company in the world to produce Cotton Madras and Scottish Lace.
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