The Scottish Design Exchange is a unique concept store and not-for-profit creative community, bringing artists and designers together to share a new retail space in Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh, that benefits the both makers and customers. In the shop, fashion designers, artists, textile and jewellery designers, publishers, photographers, product manufacturers and others work together to share the costs involved in running a busy store.

Last winter, Scotland Redesigned: Limited Edition gave local designers and makers a space to showcase and sell their products, which Ruth was a part of (see her blog post about it here), and now the Scottish Design Exchange is doing it again, transforming a soulless shopping centre into a creative hub. 
The Scottish Design Exchange is a concept store, bringing artists and designers together to share a new retail concept that benefits the community. Through this project they provide a platform for new artists and designers to retail alongside major brands chariging local artists and designers a small administration fee meaning they get to take home a large percentage of their profits from sales, helping to
support Scotland vibrant creative economy, also making unique artwork available to the public at large.. The shop works with independent, Scotland-based fashion designers, and has attracted them directly from the graduate stage, and has shown them how to work within the retail environment, and hopes to move to the next stage, which would be micro-manufacturing of their work.


Their launch party is welcome to all on the 24th September! For more details visit
and pop into the store to peruse fashion from Birds of Prayers Christine Watson, Lingerie from Mischke Lingerie, cosmetics from Sara Hill Make Up, art from Fraser Gray and so much more!
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