The Tartan Blanket Co.
Emma and Fergus are the co-founders behind Edinburgh based brand The Tartan Blanket Co.
The Tartan Blanket Co. was born in 2014 out of a desire to create a company with real passion and real soul. Emma and Fergus wanted to create beautiful, natural products which would bring warmth to people's hearts and homes, as well as having a truly positive impact on the world around us. However, it didn’t happen overnight and the wonderful brand they have managed to create is the result of many evenings dreaming, a crazy amount of hard work, a constant juggle of family and business, an amazing team behind the scenes and a huge leap of faith.
With Fergus’s background in business and experience in the highland-wear industry and Emma’s background in fashion buying and merchandising, they saw an opportunity to bring a modern approach to one of their favourite Scottish products: the tartan blanket. Traditional Scottish tartan blankets are made of wool or cashmere which means they are all natural and fully sustainable, which felt really important to focus on, especially in today's world of fast fashion and disposable products. They wanted to take this sustainability element even further and travelled the world looking for mills in line with their ethics to join them in our vision of traditional Scottish goods with a contemporary edge.
They soon realised that Scottish mills were not always the most sustainable, transparent and dynamic option, so they began to look further afield. This led to a big adventure around the world learning a huge amount about the process of wool production, dying, spinning, weaving and finishing. After exploring many different production options, they settled on two main partnerships in India and Inner Mongolia.