Category Archives: Design

Fashion Revolution Week 2020

It’s Fashion Revolution week again. Fashion Revolution was set up in 2013, following the factory collapse disaster in Bangladesh. They work to promote ethical & fair trade in the fashion, textiles and garment industry worldwide and as they say, we all need to ask ‘Who Made My Clothes?’ But a different one this year, that’s for…

Are You An Entrepreneur?

Are you an Entrepreneur? An ethically minded Entrepreneur? Good. So I would like to connect with you to see if we can work together. Maybe you’re looking for a bespoke, fair trade, ethical gift, so you can reward your clients/colleagues, and show that you really value them, without spending a fortune. If this is of…

Fair Trade Fortnight 2020

It’s Fair Trade Fortnight so we’re celebrating all the talented ladies (and a few men) at our ethical and fair trade workshop in rural India. This is a short video showing the different stages of production that goes into making Shona Easton leather & tweed designs. From the precision hand cutting process to careful assembly…

What is Style?

I think it’s about being yourself. Having your own style. Owning your own style. And I’ve never thought it’s about being ‘in fashion’. That’s why I love this quote from fashion designer Oscar de la Renta “Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.” So here’s a pic of…

Definitely Not Just A Pen Case

Another Tuesday Top Tip: Why you need a selection of these pen cases and how to find everything at a glance when you choose a set of assorted colours. If you haven’t got one of these yet, I guarantee you’ll love it and wish you had 3, as soon as you try one out! Get…

Why a Travel Wallet is so Useful

What do you use to keep all your travel documents in when you’re on the move? I’ve used a travel wallet for over 20 years now and here’s why: If you’re thinking this could be a great addition to your travel accessories, for business trips or for your holidays, click here to see the range…

Velo Revisited?

Who remembers my collection, from around 2003-2005, called VELO? It was so called because I used bicycle inner tubes as the handles on the smaller bags in the range. I loved it and it was one of my more quirky designs at the time, even though the actual bags were quite a classic shape. Classic…

Hand Making A Credit Card Case

Ever wondered how your credit card case is made? Well it’s an intricate process involving many steps. This video shows one of the steps: Putting the credit card pockets and linings together. As you can see, there is a lot of precise hand work going on and skilled by the eye also. Each piece of…

How to make Harris Tweed part 1

I love using Harris tweed in my designs and a recent visit to the Outer Hebrides cemented my passion for this truly beautiful hand made fabric. The Carloway Mill Annie MacDonald of the Carloway Mill on the Isle of Lewis was kind enough to give me a private tour of the mill, while explaining how…

Tatti Tailoring – for you and your Doggy

It’s been a few months now since the first of the Tatti Tailoring doggy accessories have been in stock and I’m pleased to report that we now have some matching sets for you and your dog! This first matching set is our pink check Harris tweed dog collar, dog lead and dog walkers bag. Everything…