Just as our November Makers of the Month get ready to bring their seasonal sparkle to Concrete Wardrobe's window, STV are featuring them on their website! You can read all about Tessuti, PickOne and Concrete Wardrobe here.


Click on the image on the left to be taken to our FB page where you will be given information on our next "Meeting and Greeting your Makers" event.

This November sees Concrete Wardrobe not having just the one maker but two ... and they also co-own Concrete Wardrobe.

We, Fiona and James look forward to wecoming you and your friends to one of Edinburgh's leading independent retail spaces supporting and promoting Scottish based and trained designer makers!


New in the shop this week is the detailed felt jewellery of Lynsey Walters. Fife born Lynsey gained an MA in Constructed Textiles at the Royal College of Art, and now works from her home studio in Edinburgh. 

Lynsey sells her work internationally, her stockists reading like a 'Top 20 coolest shops in the world' compilation. It was only a matter of time before Concrete Wardrobe became a part of that list too! 

Her nature inspired themes of leaves, birds and flowers are beautifully executed. Her medium of chunky felt, exposed stitching and cute buttons creates an initial charm of childlike simplicity, but to call her work childlike is to miss the detail and precision in each piece. The aesthetic balance achieved between detail and lightness of touch, makes each piece perfectly formed, highly desirable and effortless to wear.


Concrete Wardrobe's Fiona McIntosh of Tessuti Printed Textiles, has been very busy recently. She's just returned from a successful selling exhibition in Manchester (The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair), and is getting ready to be Maker of the Month alongside Pickone here at the shop this November.
Here's a sneak preview of what she will be exhibiting at Concrete Wardrobe come November 1st. Just copy and paste to your Christmas wish list!


This horrible weather is making me want to curl up on the sofa with a good book. Luckily, here at Concrete Wardrobe we have a collection of beautiful Scottish made lambswool blankets, scarves and mittens to make that experience all the more cosy and enjoyable.
Roddie & Louie are based in the Scottish Borders. Their designs are so bold and quirky they'll bring instant cheer. Essential when it barely gets light outside.

Good luck operating the TV remote control in these cosy mitts. But they will be perfect for forming a properly spherical snowball when the time comes.


Jenny Pope's ceramic jewellery makes a VERY welcome return to Concrete Wardrobe, with this beautiful collection of hand made, affordable and wearable pieces, all made in her Edinburgh based studio.

These very organic pieces come in a variety of shapes and forms but all bear her signature surfaces, inspired by weathered surfaces and materials including silver, stainless steel and volcanic glazes.

We also have a collection of other jewellery pieces utilising these same beautiful, eroded surfaces. 


We at Concrete Wardrobe are very please to introduce to you this FANTASTIC range of hand made shoulder bags by Scottish based maker Maggie Mead.

These affordable pieces are all one offs and made from tip top quality harris tweed as well as up cycled leather pieces. Each piece is a complete one off 
making it unique to you!

Other images and information on this exciting maker can be found at the following link on FB - join share and follow today!


This beautiful wedding dress was designed and made by Concrete Wardrobe's very own Mairi Brown. Mairi also makes exquisite embroidered 'birdie' brooches, purses, phone cases and a very wearable range of skirts, all for sale at Concrete Wardrobe. Her talents have no end it seems!


From Trad to Plaid: New Ways with Tartan

October 2012 sees the textile accessories of Lesley Thornton’s ‘Crimson’ label on display at Concrete Wardrobe for this month’s Maker of the Month exhibition.

Lesley Thornton studied Textile Design at the Scottish College of Textiles. After graduating in 1984, she worked in theatre wardrobe at The Byre Theatre and The Royal Opera House, before going on to design and produce textile accessories for a number of fabric designers. Thornton now produces textile work under her own label 'Crimson'.

Working from her garden studio in the lee of the Ochil Hills, Thornton’s mission is to make fabulous things from beautiful fabric. An experienced kiltmaker of 13 years, she was inspired whilst working with traditional Scottish tartans to use them in new and unusual ways. This started her range of contemporary tartan 'jewellery'.

Thornton’s exhibition includes new designs and colourways of her ever popular tartan jewellery – intricate twists and knots in the brightest plaids, and a flock of exotic tartan 'Burdies'; fashion accessories in an eclectic mix of tartan and vintage fabrics. Thornton describes this exhibition as “an exciting opportunity to showcase my new work at one of Edinburgh's most vibrant exponents of contemporary Scottish design.”

Fiona McIntosh, Co-owner of Concrete Wardrobe comments, “Crimson is always popular with locals and visitors to Edinburgh alike. Thornton’s designs use traditional Scottish imagery to create new, exciting and contemporary pieces you just want to pick up and wear.”

Crimson is on display at Concrete Wardrobe from 1st to 31st October 2012.
Lesley Thornton will be in Concrete Wardrobe on Saturday 6th October 2012 from 12-2pm so you can meet and greet your maker!!


The romance of the Scottish land and seascapes have all been beautifully captured in these stunning images by Cath Waters, who goes under the business name of Paper Snapdragon.

All of these highly textured images come in a variety of formats, which we are very pleased to be stocking here at Concrete Wardrobe, including framed/unframed prints as well as greeting cards.