With family forebears from the Isle of Harris and Lewis, Kitty has lived in Scotland since 1998, having previously worked in Milan and central Italy. Through her love of walking she discovered Scotland’s iconic rural woollen mills, housing the production of Scotland’s finest cashmere and tweeds. She was inspired to design her signature scarves by the beautiful textiles and talented makers she met on her travels in Scotland and Italy. She personally sources all her cloth direct from the Scottish weavers and mills and works closely with her makers in Edinburgh, overseeing the production of each scarf.
Kitty’s passion for Scottish cloth is fired by its relationship with the people, the landscape and the visibly high quality of workmanship woven into each piece. She wants to celebrate the skilled artisans who uphold Scottish textile traditions for new generations to enjoy, and support their communities with their living textile traditions.
If you like what you find here, check out Kitty’s Edinburgh shop, The Scottish Textiles Showcase. Here you will find Kitty Mackenzie scarves alongside a range of high quality Scottish homeware and accessories, all made right here in Scotland. Click on the Scottish Textiles Showcase online shop link to get to the website.