Russian journalists met with representatives of the Scottish interior textile manufacturers in the Moscow Hotel National as part of the traditional Scottish Interiors Gathering.
The Scottish interior fabrics industry has quickly won positions in the international market, especially in the “premium” segment. This is the result of the luxury goods market’s worldwide development, moreover in Russia. The companies mostly use wool, silk, and flax in their textiles.
The Scottish Interiors Gathering in Moscow consisted of a series of meetings between Scottish manufacturers of interior textiles, existing and potential partners and their acquaintances, and journalists from specialized interior design magazines. The gathering opened with a welcoming speech by Mrs. Fiona Topping, head of the textile department of Scottish Development International. Following the opening speech, the companies presented their products and novelties.
Among the products presented was a unique line of lacy wallpaper from Morton Young and Borland Ltd. This company, located in a county of Ayrshire in Scotland, is famous for the manufacture of their patented Nottingham laces. These laces find extremely wide application – from decorative black panels for windows in Marilyn Manson’s wedding to a collection of lady’s wear from Ralph and the decoration of a shooting area for one of the Harry Potter films.
Products were presented by the companies Macnaughton Holdings Ltd, Holland and Sherry Ltd, Timorous Beasties, Alex Begg Ltd, Green Grove Weavers, Hinnigan, Andrew Muirhead and Son Limited, Bridge of Weir Leather Company, and Kinloch Anderson.
PR-support for the event was provided by Fleishman-Hillard Vanguard.
The founding of Scottish Development International is a part of the governmental strategy of the international economic development of Scotland. Scottish Development International’s headquarters is located in Glasgow and is completely supervised by the government of Scotland. With the goal of promotion of international trade and attraction of foreign investments into Scotland, Scottish Development International has 19 representatives worldwide, including an office in Moscow since 1998. The Moscow office is engaged in assisting the expansion of Scottish business in the Russian market and to develop commercial relations and strategic partnerships.