Stuck for a man gift? Look no further than the beautiful woollen ties made by Judy Scott. These Botany serge wool ties are screen printed and hand made in Scotland. No two ties are the same. Fabulous! Also, very light for posting.


Have you seen the new window display at Concrete Wardrobe yet? Well it's one not to be missed! Created by Edinburgh based Charlotte Duffy from Waste of Paint Productions, it's made entirely of waste cardboard. 
Charlotte has created an amazing fictional three-dimensional Boxing Day scene, including left-over vegetables and a wonderful collection of animal wall plaques. 
The wall plaques are for sale. They're all one offs, completely original and very reasonably priced.
An Odd Cat £30

 Pigeon £20

Mackerel £30

Sneak preview of part of the window scene.


There are lots of Christmas present ideas at Concrete Wardrobe, suitable for a broad range of budgets. Mairi B Birdie brooches are £14, Katherine Emtage clasp purses are £23.50, and Grainne Morton jewellery starts at £35.65 for a pair of beautiful butterfly earrings. Hand woven PickOne scarves and shawls start at £70. For a statement gift, how about a Reform The Norm curved oak standard lamp at £440? Pop down to Concrete Wardrobe and have a browse.

Mairi B Birdie Brooches £14

 Katherine Emtage Clasp Purses £23.50

 Grainne Morton Butterfly Earrings £35.65

 PickOne Scarf detail £70

 Reform The Norm - Arc Lamp £440


November makers of the month; Fiona McIntosh (Tessuti) and James Donald (PickOne) are currently on show at Concrete Wardrobe. Their display includes beautiful hand woven and hand printed scarves and shawls. They will also be taking part in the 'Selected' exhibition at Dovecot Studios on Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, from 30th November to 21st December, alongside 29 other makers. 


Keeping cosy has never been easier at Concrete Wardrobe, with the arrival of some delightful woollen capes and skirts by Edinburgh based Mairi Brown. All are completely unique, using vintage buttons and one-off pieces of fabric. Definitely not run of the mill.


Now that Autumn is truly upon us, these new arrivals from Berwickshire based 'We Are Rushworth' will keep you cosy throughout the coming months. Set up originally as a kids clothing company, 'We Are Rushworth' now make lambswool tank tops and accessories for men and women too.


New in this week are these lovely coasters by Edinburgh based Daniel Killeen. Handmade in glass, they'll make a great Christmas present. £15 for a set of four.


New delights to arrive in Concrete Wardrobe are these beautiful ceramics by Fife based Gavin Burnett. His slip cast porcelain pieces are individually carved and glazed internally with contemporary colours. We love the tea-cup, saucer and strainer combo. Inspired!

 Hand thrown and incised bowl with gold lustre.


New work is in store today by Edinburgh based Jenni Douglas, a.k.a. 'A Pair of Blue Eyes'. From her studio in the Old Town, Jenni creates original linocut and photography art prints, greetings cards and hand-printed textiles. Her striking prints depict the tall buildings of the Old Town, where she grew up, and play with repetition and colour. She also draws and paints botanical forms.

Tea Towel £10


News Release: Immediate Release

September 2013

Cardboard Magic

The amazing and wonderful cardboard sculptures of Charlotte Duffy, a.k.a. Waste of Paint Productions, are on show at Concrete Wardrobe this December, taking centre stage in the Christmas window display.
Duffy creates three-dimensional figures, objects and scenes using cardboard finished with ink illustration. Her pieces are theatrical, linking everyday objects and moments with the surreal. They are both amusing and poignant, telling a tale or capturing a moment in time, like the moment of blankness when you’ve lost or misplaced something.
Working with recycled cardboard is important to Duffy. Not only for maintaining a constant and definite aesthetic to her work, but also to remove any value and importance from the base material she employs. She explains, “The worth has to be in the story of the objects, not in the materials they are made of.”
The obsession with the everyday, present in Duffy’s material of choice as well as her subject matter, stems from an early fascination with Duchamp’s ‘Readymades’, and an adherence to the Bread & Butter Cheap Art Manifesto.
Of her display at Concrete Wardrobe, Duffy says, “Concrete Wardrobe has created an unbelievable platform for local artists and designers to showcase their work, so naturally I'm overjoyed to be working with such a dynamic and valuable initiative. “
James Donald, co-owner of Concrete Wardrobe added, “We are delighted to have Waste of Paint Productions create our Christmas window display. Duffy’s creations are original, inspired and full of life. Perfect for showcasing the Concrete Wardrobe aesthetic, and proving that Christmas window displays don’t have to be all tinsel and baubles to be magical.”
Waste of Paint Productions will be at Concrete Wardrobe for December 2013.
Concrete Wardrobe is open Monday to Saturday 11am to 7pm. Sundays 12 to 5pm.
Co-owners: James Donald and Fiona McIntosh. PR: Katherine Emtage.


This Saturday 28th September, to mark the final Saturday of Katherine Emtage's Maker of the Month exhibition, there is 10% off all Katherine Emtage bags, accessories and home wares. Offer applies in store and through Facebook. It's a great opportunity to update your autumn/winter wardrobe for less.


News Release: Immediate Release
September 2013
November Wrapped Up

This November, the textile delights of two established Edinburgh based designer makers are on show at Concrete Wardrobe, for a joint Maker of the Month exhibition.
Fiona McIntosh, a.k.a. Tessuti, and James Donald, a.k.a. PickOne are exhibiting their most recent wearable pieces, just in time for a seasonal wardrobe update.

Tessuti is exhibiting a selection of silk scarves, silk by the metre, and a limited collection of ceramic mugs. Her pieces are created by hand dying and then silk-screen printing the silk using the ‘discharge’ method. This method enables her to create beautiful colour ways whilst retaining the original soft handle of the fabric. The ceramic mug range reflects her house style in a new medium.

PickOne is showcasing a range of woven scarves in various sizes, with colours inspired by forthcoming fashion colour trends.  The 2013/14 collection is hand woven using a mixture of lambswool, linen, dip-dyed silk linen,  and various fine cottons. The pieces incorporate double cloth weave structures, designed and manufactured from PickOne’s Leith based studio, on a 32 shaft computerised loom. Each piece is woven to a generous length before being hand finished, washed, air dried and partially pressed, to give each item its distinctive look and feel. PickOne will also be launching their latest range of highball glasses, which have been designed on an iPhone from original hand drawn images and hand etched in Dundee.

Of their exhibition at Concrete Wardrobe, Fiona McIntosh commented, “It’s always special to exhibit at Concrete Wardrobe, as James (Donald) and I founded the shop over ten years ago. Our practices have developed with the shop, bridging textiles and home wares to create a broad range of work in our two distinctive styles.”

James Donald, co-owner of Concrete Wardrobe added, “Concrete Wardrobe customers enjoy the fact that they know exactly where their purchases are made, and by whom. They can even come into the shop and meet the maker.” 

Tessuti and PickOne will be available in the shop for questions and chat, on Saturday 2nd November 2013 between 12-2pm.

Tessuti and PickOne will be on display at Concrete Wardrobe from 1st to 30th November 2013.

Concrete Wardrobe is open Monday to Saturday 11am to 7pm. (Sunday 12 - 5pm.)
Concrete Wardrobe 50a Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3SA

PR: Katherine Emtage. Co-Owners: James Donald & Fiona McIntosh.