News Release:  Immediate Release                                                                                     October 2014

Tweed: A Rich Harvest

This October, Edinburgh-based designer/maker, Katherine Emtage, displays her collection of beautifully crafted and seasonally-toned tweed bags, purses, accessories and homewares as Concrete Wardrobe’s Maker of the Month.

Working in Harris and other Scottish tweeds, Emtage produces design led bags and accessories, which use traditional tweed in new and innovative ways.  With a rich jewel toned palette including olive, poppy, peacock and tangerine, Emtage specialises in quilting, ruching, pin-tucking and colour blocking the tweed, among other techniques, to create interesting and unusual pieces that are contemporary, with a timeless feel.

Amongst her plentiful range on display at Concrete Wardrobe this October are men’s cycling/messenger bags in cool charcoal shades, day bags in rich moss greens and browns, plus coin purses, corsages and iPhone/iPod cases in a stunning range of colours and textures.  Emtage is keen to use natural materials wherever possible; evening bags are lined in silk taffeta and day bags in bespoke hand printed cotton hemp.

Fiona McIntosh, co-owner of Concrete Wardrobe added, “Emtage’s work is a skilful blend of beauty and functionality.  She has a loyal customer base at Concrete Wardrobe who appreciate the quality and craftsmanship of her work and we are very excited to host her newest and most diverse collection this October”.

Katherine Emtage will be on display at Concrete Wardrobe from 1st to 31st October 2014. Concrete Wardrobe is open Monday to Saturday 11am to 7pm. (Sunday 12 - 5pm.)
Concrete Wardrobe 50a Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3SA.

PR: Jenni Douglas. Co-Owners: James Donald & Fiona McIntosh

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