The business was originally formed as a cloth manufacturer and converter in 1903 under the name Bulloch, Cowell & Company.
In the 1960s it became a limited company and entered the Scottish gift and textile market. Soon after the brand Glen Appin of Scotland was launched and all our products have been sold under this name since 1968. In February 2014 the company name was changed to Glen Appin of Scotland Limited.
Glen Appin of Scotland designs its own products and arranges their manufacture. The company supplies retailers in Scotland, the UK and around the world with Scottish clothing, textiles and gifts. Our distinctive Highland Cow logo can be seen in a wide variety of retail outlets from small village shops to castles. The company is recognised as a supplier of high quality products backed by first class service.
We are well-known for our Harris Tweed bags and accessories and traditional tartan children's clothing but we offer a very varied product range which includes Tartan bags, purses and accessories, stoneware, napkins, pet products and the largest selection of Scottish tea towels.
Tweed - a woven, woollen cloth which originated in the Outer Hebrides in Scotland.
Today the 'Tweed Look' is very popular. However a number of suppliers are producing products in copy cloths, with a high polyester content, which are made in India and the Far East. This is not genuine Tweed.
At Glen Appin of Scotland we only use Harris Tweed - the original Tweed cloth. It is made using pure, new Scottish wool and is available in many vibrant colours and patterns. This is because the wool is dyed in base colours and practically any shade of yarn can be produced by blending the coloured wool. These intermingled yarns make Harris Tweed unlike any other fabric. Other fabrics are made from yarn dyed in just single, solid colours. It is this unique mixing process which gives Harris Tweed its extraordinary richness. The cloth is then handwoven in the weavers' homes. Each genuine Harris Tweed product bears the Harris Tweed Orb Mark.
We are proud to support the Harris Tweed industry and the island community which produces the cloth.
Our range of Harris Tweed products includes handbags, purses, wallets, travel bags, hats, caps, gloves, washbags, notebook covers, cushions, dog collars & leads, children's dresses and hip flasks.
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If you are interested in buying Glen Appin of Scotland products please contact us and we will let you know where to find your nearest stockist.
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We will be exhibiting at Autumn Fair at the NEC in Birmingham from 1st to 4th September. Please come and visit us on stand 9D71. Later in the month, on 22nd and 23rd, we will be at Scotland's Autumn Fair at the SEC in Glasgow on stand F34. We will be showing our new Harris Tweed colours and new bag styles and a large selection of our bag and purse range and Harris Tweed accessories. We look forward to seeing existing customers and meeting new customers.