Wednesday, October 14
An Introduction To… We Are Rushworth
Victoria Rushworth studied at The Scottish College of Textiles, Heriot Watt University, Galashiels, graduating with a BSc (hons) in Textiles & Clothing. Victoria worked for various high street retailers and suppliers as a technologist/product developer. This involved working with factories in the Far East and Europe, troubleshooting production problems as well as ensuring quality and ethical production. After a career break watching her 3 children evolve while living in Paris for 4 years Victoria was inspired to create a clothing label for “Triers and Doers”. We Are Rushworth was born in 2012, it is an innovative, evolving clothing label, rooted in Scotland. The brand has a variety of unique ranges from artist designed tee shirts to locally produced knitted hats, scarves, headbands, tank tops and blankets. These are manufactured using luxurious pure lambswool, merino and cashmere fibres.
From childhood, her father worked around the globe in the textile industry and brought something home from every country “Afghan waistcoats were pretty exotic in the 1970’s”. This instilled a fascination with clothing and textiles which contributes to what inspires her today. Victoria is committed to using her experience to create unique high quality long lasting clothes and accessories. We Are Rushworth is doing its’ best to minimise the environmental impact of its’ products, producing knitwear here in Scotland and printing small quantities to order on 'earth positive' tee shirts. The designs are all taken from everyday experiences with her family and illustrations by friends, illustrators and family, including the animals.
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