Concrete Wardrobes very own Michael Battiste has been hard at work making bespoke clothing from reclaimed and upcycled materials.

This piece features fabrics made from various tartans and plaids reclaimed and found from vintage stores and features hand sown button holes and lined pockets.

Unfortunately this piece has been sold on already after being featured in our window for a day, but more pieces are to follow, both for men and women, so do look out for them!

As promised here are some new pieces by our favourite Edinburgh based Ceramicist - Myer Halliday. We love the simple clean shapes which he marries with the free flowing marks over the surface of his functional pieces. Beautiful and VERY collectable.

We also have new work by Edinburgh based textile designer Ondine Smith, additional jewellery lines added to Reworkd Workshop's current collection, as well as more work by the ever popular Kathryn Leyland.

We look forward to seeing you in Concrete Wardrobe very soon - the only place to support and promote Scottish based and trained designer makers and crafts people on Broughton St.


We at Concrete Wardrobe had a brilliant time at "Coco On Broughton" last night at their official opening! 

"Coco On Broughton" is the ONLY place to buy you chocolate from on Broughton St. We especially loved the the white chocolate .... MMmmmmmm .... 

As well as this being a fantastic place to get your chocolate fix, we loved the eye catching mural inside "Coco On Broughton" as it's by our very own Maker of the Month - Lindsay Grime! 

So after getting your chocolate fix at "Coco On Broughton" why not come on down to Concrete Wardrobe to see the rest of Lindsay's fantastic ceramic pieces at Concrete Wardrobe!

Lindsay Grime Mural at Coco on Broughton 

Lindsay Grime Mural at Coco on Broughton 

MMmmmm ..... 


Lindsay Grime Mural at Coco on Broughton 

Lindsay Grime Mural at Coco on Broughton 

Tasty ... 

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Concrete Wardrobe gets a great mention in this on flight magazine! Where else have you seen us get a mention ... doesn't matter how big or how small lets us know so we can share the love!

How cool are these fab pieces! These exciting hand made jewellery pieces have just arrived from Dundee based contemporary jewellery designer Islay Jane Spalding. 

Each piece comes in it's own wee box so makes an exciting summer gift.

We have also just taken stock of Judith Rowans postcards which feature her own photography, they feature graphic and pictorial scenes from the coastal regions of the Lothians and beyond!

We have also just taken stock of a new range of hand printed wrapping paper by Concrete Wardrobe's co-owner Fiona McIntosh, all of which have been printed in her Edinburgh studio. 


Lindsay Grime has blogged about her involvement with Concrete Wardrobe as July's Maker of the Month her blog address is as follows, please follow the following link to find out more about Lindsay and her fantastic work!



We are currently looking for makers to fill our Maker of the Month positions for 2012. 

If you are interested in being additionally promoted through Concrete Wardrobe as part of this established programme, please e mail us in the first instance at concretewardrobe@hotmail.co.uk asking us what is available throughout 2012. Spaces do disappear fairly quickly, but we have doubled up to promote two makers in the same month on occasion if we felt it was appropriate. 

This opportunity allows makers to promote what they do to a wider audience as well as try something that may be a tad more experimental, where makers may be trying out new techniques or pieces before committing themselves to a wider market, this is all up for discussion with us.  

We look forward to hearing from interested parties! 


News release: Immediate Release                                            

Wild Weaves and Smooth Leathers

Scottish trained Mhairi Wild will be getting us in the mood for all things cosy this August with her first textile collection shown in Scotland. Blair Sorley are an Edinburgh based design duo specialising in handbags, purses and accessories. These tactile works will be shown alongside each other’s at this August’s Maker of the Month Exhibition on Broughton Street.

Wild graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in 2003, with a first class honours in Interior and Environmental Design.  Since graduation, Wild utilised her skills in a variety of projects before concentrating her efforts on developing her textiles collection. Her collection includes a range of scarves, home wares and a showpiece cape made from felt and Harris Tweed, lined in hand dyed silk.

‘Working with fibre and fabric in one form or another has been part of my life since learning to knit and embroider pre-primary school,’ she explains.
Wild uses locally sourced luxury lambswool to create individually felted and hand-dyed pieces for her collection. There is no batch dying.  Even the merino pre-felt embellishments are dyed specifically for each piece. 

Wild’s ‘Gather’ collection is inspired by the rugged Scottish coastline and the communities who live and work alongside it, while the pattern and colours of peat stacks and burning peat fires form the core of the design for her new tea cosies, egg cosies and cushions.

Blair Sorley both come from a costume design background, and have over 25 years combined experience of working in theatres throughout the UK. They are influenced by costume and fashions from the 1930's - 1970's, updating classic designs with a beautiful range of coloured Italian leathers and suedes, combined with a range of metal and perspex fittings, creating contemporary pieces with a very subtle element of the past. Oversized baubles on shiny metal purse frames illustrate this twist on the traditional, playing with our sense of proportion and scale.

Blair Sorley are exhibiting a range of accessories; small brightly coloured coin purses, soft leather zip clutch bags, metal frame clutch bags, perspex handle bags, structured leather box bags and cute brightly coloured sporran bags. 
Their prices range £29 - £230.

Mhairi Wild and Blair Sorley’s work will be on display at Concrete Wardrobe from 1st to 31st August 2011.

Concrete Wardrobe is open Monday to Saturday 10am to 6pm. (Sunday 12 - 4pm.)

Concrete Wardrobe 50a Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3SA


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