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Fully Fashioned: The Pringle of Scotland Story

Start Date 10 April 2015
End Date 16 August 2015
Venue National Museum of Scotland
Location Edinburgh, UK
Curator Georgina Ripley
Exhibition display of mannequins dressed in mustard coloured jumpers
Exhibition display
Exhibition display of dressed mannequins
Exhibition display of mannequins dressed in coloured jumpers

This exhibition celebrated the 200th anniversary of Pringle of Scotland.

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Scotland is the iconic birthplace of the knitwear industry. It was in Hawick, in the Scottish Borders, that Pringle of Scotland became one of the first luxury knitwear manufacturers in the world.

Marking Pringle of Scotland’s 200th anniversary, this free exhibition traced the history of the company from a small hosiery firm making undergarments to an international fashion brand known for its outerwear.

Using rare pieces of early knitwear, iconic fashion garments, archival records and film footage, the exhibition traced the evolution of one of the world’s oldest fashion brands and explored the continuing relevance of knitwear to the modern wardrobe.

Images courtesy of The National Museums Scotland.