Collect Scotland

Our story

Collect Scotland was created to highlight and strengthen the talent of textile designers in Scotland. The Scottish textile industry has a rich and strong history in manufacturing however printed textiles is under represented. We came together to solve this by providing an opportunity for Scottish designers to develop and promote their work in the UK and abroad.

Collect Scotland CIC was founded in 2012 by four Glasgow based textile designers:

Yvonne Elliott-Kellighan was born in Glasgow and studied Textile Design at The Glasgow School of Art. She is one half of Bespoke Atelier, a Glasgow based surface design studio and a co-founder of The Glue Factory, an event and studio space. Working on  a wide range of projects, she creates patterns for interior and exterior applications, while being involved in educational programs.

Mhari McMullan was born in London and studied Textile Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. She moved to Glasgow in 2007 and in 2009 opened Welcome Home, a creative retail space representing craft, design and illustration now based in Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Arts. Mhari works as a freelance designer, educator and consultant for other projects in art, design and retail.

Marion Parola is originally from Brittany, France and moved to Glasgow in 2005 to study Textile Design at The Glasgow School of Art. A co-founder of Bespoke Atelier and The Glue Factory, she is jointly responsible for a wide range of projects and events. The designs she creates focus on innovative materials while engaging with local communities to influence her process.

Chloe Highmore studied Textile Design at Edinburgh College of Art and then completed a Masters at The Glasgow School of Art. She has worked in various roles within the textiles industry and has been a lecturer in Fashion & Textiles at The Glasgow School of Art for 10 years.