ESK are creatives backed by a band of artisans and highly skilled local craftspeople with the common purpose of making ESK and ESK Hause the best in its field.
ESK spells a new era in style and luxury knitwear which far outlives seasonal trends. “We make and mill everything in Scotland under the same roof and we source our yarns with care and integrity, trying to use the small but rich seam of spinners in this country and Italy.”
ESK only use natural and noble fibres, with the brands design inspiration gathered by the natural world that surrounds them whether this be the Scottish landscape or the Urban Cityscape.
They aspire to be the knitwear destination for the discerning eye, a best kept secret passed on by friends.
Scottish knitwear brand ESK’s Managing Director, Stuart Maxwell has been making knitwear for over 20 years. “Running our family owned small knitwear factory has had its share of ups and downs over the years but being deeply involved with textiles and working with great people really is as good as it gets and is my constant source of inspiration.”
The brands Creative Director Lorraine Acornley (McClymont) graduated with a 1st Class BA(Hons) and the Newbury Medal of Distinction in Printed & Knitted Textiles from Glasgow School of Art in 1996 she went on to complete her MA in Fashion Knitwear at The Royal College of Art graduating in 1998. She has been designing knitwear for the last 16 years for the likes of Alberta Ferretti, JOSEPH, Pringle of Scotland, Connolly and Albam. “I’ve spent much of my career under the wing of Joseph Ettedgui at JOSEPH where I had the amazing opportunity to work very closely and learn from one of the fashion industry’s greats.”
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