Design trend is towards Anne Ritchie textile and craft advice

international trend specialist Anne Ritchie is to give a trend and product design workshop for Borders businesses next month, followed by individual consultation time

The event, part of a Scottish series of seasonal workshops organised by Business Gateway will be at the Scottish Borders Campus in Galashiels on February 2. Tailored to the needs of designers and makers of textiles and crafts products, the workshop will help to inspire and inform and offer excellent networking opportunities.

Anne, who advises UK and international clients and has extensive experience of working with design companies across Scotland, said: “There is so much talent and creativity in the Borders and I am delighted to be invited to preview design trends with local companies.

“Colour and pattern are extremely important trends seasons, and I look forward to working with companies to help translate design ideas into business opportunities”.

The event is supported by the South of Scotland Creative Clusters Project, with funding support from the European Regional Development Fund.

Demand is likely to be strong so booking a place early is advised. For further information go to