Entries by Joan Johnston

Unlocking Ambition interview with Joan Johnston

Joan Johnston is delighted to be selected as one of the 20 entrepreneurs across Scotland to join the first Unlocking Ambition programme, launched in June 2018 by Scottish Government. Bespoke Fabrics have been developing a new sustainable cashmere product which will be launched to the market later this year. We can’t say too much just […]

Graduate Fashion Week 2018

After an inspirational day at Graduate Fashion Week I reflected on the sheer number of students who are embracing their future dreams of joining the fashion industry. With well known Brands and High Street retailers present promoting job opportunities, it all seemed like a perfect mix. Having spoken to a number of hopeful graduates, the […]

THE WEAVING INDUSTRY ENGAGES TEXTILE STUDENTS-“MAKING IT IN TEXTILES” CONFERENCE BRADFORD, OCT 17

This week in Bradford three of the oldest Livery companies invited a select number of students from 21 different weave courses across the UK to join them at the Midland Hotel along with representatives from the British weaving industry including yarn spinners, weavers and finishers. With 24 hours packed with informative talks both from industry […]

#RoyalBankBoost Inverness – Made in Scotland

Joan Johnston recently shared her research for “Made in Scotland” and how to emotionally connect with the consumer with over 100 attendees in Inverness #RoyalBankBoost. Excellent content was also delivered by Dave Ray of Google Digital Garage and Sebastian Burnside RBS Senior Economist. https://www.linkedin.com/…/joanjohn…/detail/recent-activity/

Catherine MacGruer at London Design Fair

We were delighted to see our mentee, Catherine MacGruer’s new collection launched at the London Design Fair on 22nd September ’17. This year Catherine has introduced rugs into her knitted collection for the home. Catherine’s range of products can be found on https://www.catherinemacgruer.com  

“BE CLEAR ABOUT YOUR GOAL AND MOVE FORWARD”

Attending the recent Etail Europe conference in London, some of the Heads of Digital for major retailers presented on how they developed their digital busines and innovated across the board from customer experience and acquisition, through the digital touchpoints to engage with the consumer. I found the whole thing enlightening. Having listened to Andy Gibbs […]

Transparency In The Supply Chain

Pouring a glass of clean drinkable water from our taps is something many of us take for granted, yet few contemplate that this simple commodity is not readily available to all. In many countries there is little control on effluent material entering water courses, rivers and the water table all of which directly supply communities […]