Award winning product designer David Irwin, has created his first range of textiles with Bute Fabrics. The collection was inspired by the island and intricately celebrates the company’s heritage, its location and its people.

Bute pride themselves in their unique story: The mill was founded in 1947 by the 5th Marquess of Bute with the purpose of providing employment opportunities for service people returning home from WWII. The two new collections: Identity and Strata, are firmly rooted in the elements on which the company are founded: craftsmanship, skill, the island landscape and the local community where 46 employees reside.

This collaboration celebrates the impact of the human touch within machine production; the makers mark and the mastery of the unique processes inherent in manufacture.

The compelling collection will be the first woven on Bute’s new Jacquard looms.

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