Alex Begg and Co are Scottish weavers of scarves and throws, based in Ayr.
Working with cashmere in a variety of counts and blends (cashmere / silk , wool / angora and fine merino wools) the company have dobby and jacquard loom capacity. Other production facilities include warping, finishing, fabric embellishments & embroidery; using a mixture of traditional machines whilst embracing modern technology.
Examples of this include pummelling the cloth in a century-old wooden milling machine to release short fibres for a soft handle, or in using specially grown hand-harvested Italian teasel plant heads, brushed on with a sprinkling of Scottish water.
The company will work on bespoke pieces to large scale production runs; and have worked with high-end clients such as Damien Hirst, Brooks Brothers and SAKS; through to Vivienne Westwood and Atelier EB. It was fantastic to hear the way in which Beggs also engage and collaborate with upcoming young designers, describing them as a "breath of fresh air" to the production process.
Contact John Glen on +44 (0) 1292 267615 or beggandcompany.com