Collingwood-Norris are a small knitwear company, based in the textile heartland of the Scottish Borders. Creating luxury clothing and accessories, each piece is made on hand powered knitting machines in a small studio, and hand finished. All the processes from design, fabric sampling and manufacturing are done here, to ensure high quality at all times.
Flora Collingwood-Norris graduated in 2009 from Heriot Watt University (formerly the Scottish College of Textiles) with first class honours in Design for Textiles, winning the Doctor Oliver medal for Best Overall Student of the Year. Her collection was sponsored by Todd and Duncan, and shown in ‘Hanatsubaki’ magazine in Japan, with pieces displayed at the Borders Textile Towerhouse in Hawick.
Flora has worked on several prestigious projects, with work appearing in London Fashion Weeks for Christopher Kane, Jasper Conran and William Chambers Millinery.
Preferring to use natural fibres, sourced in the UK where possible, Collingwood-Norris’s approach is to encourage ethical practice and reduce environmental impact at all stages, from design to production. Working with the principles of slow fashion, Flora tries to bring out the best in traditional skills and natural fibres to create garments that you can cherish for a lifetime.
Year Established: 2015
Selected for the Cambrian Mountains Wool Design and Make Challenge, 2015.
Doctor Oliver Medal, Heriot Watt University, 2009