Powerful Orcadian design influences of light, sea and sand are woven together like an orchestral score, where hues, weave structures and yarns combine to create a striking range of fabrics.
The Tide Collection consists of three designs hand-woven on a custom built, computer driven, wooden weaving loom from California USA. Inspiration is drawn from the seascapes of the Brough of Birsay, a tidal island off Orkney’s West Mainland and the birthplace of Arra MacDonald, hand spinner, weaver and great grandmother of Arra Textiles founder Lucy MacDonald.
We take pride in being a zero waste, micro-manufacturing brand creating bespoke products synonymous with our slow fashion ethos; sustainable textiles for lasting design. Each piece is handmade, from initial design sketches through to hand finished product, in a small garden studio in the north east of Scotland using luxurious merino wool yarn sourced in Britain.