Consultancy, Mentoring and Support

Passionate about making premium textile products in Scotland, England and Ireland, Bespoke Fabrics offers creative and commercial support to new and emerging brands. Clients benefit from practical, strategic and creative support from a broad range of areas; product development, focused commercial collections, connecting makers, international market entry, customer engagement, communication strategies.

New businesses / graduates -Everyone has to start somewhere and having a supportive experienced contact to offer guidance can help when starting out. We offer tailored support for your needs. Please reach out to us and we will provide you with an affordable package that works for you.


Joan has been an invaluable support to Mourne Textiles over the last 12 months. Her wealth of experience and knowledge of the textile industry has allowed me to take confident steps while navigating the challenges of launching my families hand loom weaving workshop. Joan has been able to advise me on a diverse number of questions including, the day to day running of a growing workshop, developing designs and fabrics for the luxury market and also helping plan future decisions vital to the successful growth of the business. I cannot recommend highly enough Joan’s professionalism and enthusiasm to help.

Mario SierraMourne TextilesMourne Textiles

Receiving professional advice from Joan has helped me to meet and connect with the right people. She also supported me in understanding and discovering some aspects of textile creations I was ignoring.

Helene BostBost DesignsBost Designs
As a sole trader start up I wanted to find a mentor who I could bounce ideas off and refer to for guidance with my decision making.  Joan has been a huge asset, providing invaluable advice on all areas from product development to identifying potential retailers, backed up by her knowledgeable insights into the luxury market.  A  true professional, with an impressive background in the luxury textile sector, Joan is well equipped to provide expert advice and support to both start ups and more established brands.  I can’t recommend her enough!”
Kitty Bruce-GardyneFounder

Joan’s help and advice has been invaluable to the development of Catherine MacGruer Textiles. Her professionalism, willingness to support and vast knowledge of the industry is second to none.
I cannot recommend Joan highly enough.

Catherine MacGruer