News Release: Immediate Release
December 2014/ January 2015
15 in 2015.
2015 will see the 15th anniversary of one of Edinburgh’s most popular independent retail spaces, Concrete Wardrobe.
It is 15 years since Concrete Wardrobe was opened up by the award winning duo James Donald and Fiona McIntosh as an experimental pop up shop within the confines of Concrete Butterfly, a retail space once situated in the Cowgate area of Edinburgh’s Old Town district.
Originally set up as an experiment in the August of 2000 to sell McIntosh’s own silk screen printed textiles and Donald’s hand woven pieces, along side hand made work carefully curated from other Scottish based textile designers makers. This “experiment” very quickly expanded and became a permanent fixture and Concrete Wardrobe was launched in the December of 2000.
In 2007 Concrete Wardrobe moved premises to it’s current location, 50A Broughton Street, on the edge of Edinburgh’s Newtown, where Donald and McIntosh continue to sell and promote quality hand made pieces from Scottish based and trained designer makers. Jewellery, ceramics, glass and homewares were quickly added to the canon of textile designers that Concrete Wardrobe initially set out to promote.
Speaking of the upcoming anniversary, McIntosh commented, “We are excited to be entering our 15th year in business as Concrete Wardrobe and have a few planned events and offers to mark this celebratory year for Concrete Wardrobe. A lot has changed through the 15 years, but we are still dedicated to bringing quality craft made objects to Edinburgh’s high street from some of Scotland’s leading craft makers”
Concrete Wardrobe is from Monday to Saturday 11am to 7pm and Sunday 12 - 5pm.
Concrete Wardrobe 50a Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3SA
PR and Co-Owners: James Donald & Fiona McIntosh.