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News | 21st July 2020
 

Rose’s Wardrobe makes lunar loveliness

Langholm fashion company embraces Neil Armstrong’s tartan

 
 
 

A UNIQUE skirt made from Langholm’s own lunar tartan is now the prized possession of an American in Edinburgh.

The Rosie-style skirt was created by Emma and Leanne Duncan of Rose’s Wardrobe Vintage which is based in the town.

The business makes vintage-style clothing and the skirt was a very special commission.

Emma said: “The person, who bought it, is called Hailey and she’s from America but now lives in Edinburgh.

“She was eyeing up the skirt for a while and decided few weeks ago to finally purchase. It’s an investment piece.

“It feels special that it is going to an American customer, with the lunar tartan being designed and made for Neil Armstrong.

“We included an information label to the skirt which highlights the fabric’s special historical reference to Neil Armstrong and Langholm.

“Hailey decided to go for the lined option so it’s lined with 100 per cent bamboo silk in black which really makes the check stand out.

“We asked her whether she would like her name machine-embroidered on the waistband which she did. We offer this to all our customers who order skirts.”

Emma said they got the fabric from Ian Maxwell, the tartan’s original designer, at the start of this year.

They have also sold a few of the Bonnie headband styles but this is the first skirt they have made. 

There is a variety of headbands in lunar tartan and Reid & Taylor fabrics for sale in Holmspun in Langholm High Street. 

Emma added: “We are in the process of writing a repair guarantee to go with our made-to-order pieces.

“This will enable customers to send any of their Rose’s Wardrobe garments back to us if, for example, they need a new zip, pocket repair etc.

“We will be sending this to Hailey and also previous customers. This is to ensure the garments are sustainable and last as long as possible with their new owners.”

 
 
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