Posted on 1st June 2016
This week The Isle Mill’s new showroom opened in Shanghai. It provides Perth based Macnaughton Holdings an exciting opportunity to develop its growing market in China. In association with interiors’ expert, Shanghai Home Expo Company, the showroom showcases The Isle Mill ‘s wool fabrics.
“We met Shanghai Home Expo in 2015, at the prestigious interiors and lifestyle exhibition, Maison & Objet in Paris,” said Bill Wheelan, the company’s Sales Director. “Having established the market for The Isle Mill’s products in China, they approached us with the showroom proposal. This will see our fabrics displayed alongside many of Europe’s top designer brands.”
The company was founded in the eighteenth century on the banks of Loch Tay. It is one of Scotland’s oldest textile companies and employs almost 70 staff at its three sites around Scotland. Macnaughton has bucked the recent trend that has seen many Scottish textile jobs disappear, by concentrating on niche markets with an emphasis on exports.