The STLA Rebrands as Textiles Scotland

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There has been an exciting development in the Scottish textile industry, as the industry organisation formerly known as the STLA (Scottish Textile and Leather Association) has rebranded under the banner of ‘Textiles Scotland’.

CEO David Breckenridge says,

“The Scottish Textile & Leather Association are delighted to announce that we will be re-branding under the banner of ‘Textiles Scotland’ as from April 2017. The organisation will continue to represent member interests by engaging with various government and industry agencies, where we have been particularly successful in recent years. The STLA has played a leading role in the development of initiatives in key areas such as skills and innovation. We remain committed to ensuring that projects which support our businesses, from micro design-led companies through to large-scale knitwear and leather manufacturers, develop the skills of the workforce in a structured manner and continue to increase the capacity for innovation.

In 2016, following considerable consultation with our members, we agreed a new strategy for the fashion, textile and leather industry in Scotland. This is important because it establishes a framework around which support from various government agencies can be formed. The overall vision for the industry identified in the strategy established that it should be:

• Regarded globally as truly world class

• Delivering accelerated international growth

• Recognised for its innovation and collaboration

• A career of choice for young people

• Sustainable with capital and resources utilised effectively

The re-branding of the STLA as ‘Textiles Scotland’ will ensure that we have an instantly recognisable and effective vehicle through which we can influence and promote all the different elements of our strategic vision for the industry.”

Visit the new Textiles Scotland website for more information on how they can support your growth in the textile industry.