Our Story

Founded in 2010, Islander set out with a mission to create a collection of beautifully designed, unique footwear made from high-quality lambskin.
Our debut was incredibly promising, as we sold the majority of our first batch of boots in under 24 hours, even though our office at the time was just a storage space with no heating! 
Despite our humble beginnings, the success of our ever-evolving product range soon allowed us to upgrade to a much nicer headquarters. The introduction of new colors, designs, and most notably, our Harris Tweed range, truly put the Islander brand on the map. These days we have multiple stores and workshops where you can buy (or make!) your very own Harris Tweed® bag and we wholesale our products to over 350 stores around the world.

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HARRIS TWEED®

For well over a century, islanders of the Outer Hebrides of Scotland have woven the beautiful and intricate cloth known as Harris Tweed®.
It is the only fabric in the world that is protected by its own Act of Parliament, meaning that by law, the cloth must be made from pure virgin wool which has been dyed and spun on the islands and handwoven at the home of the weaver. From start to finish, the cloth is in the hands of skilled and experienced artisans who oversee every stage of production, utilising generations of knowledge to produce a product that is defined by quality and style. Harris Tweed® is crafted by hand without the aid of automation or electricity, using natural materials. 

Follow our journey

About us

HARRIS TWEED

Drawing inspiration from traditional Scottish textures, we sourced exquisite Harris Tweed from one of the few remaining textile mills in the Hebrides and began designing. The response was phenomenal.

TRADE SHOWS

After a few trade shows and numerous long-haul flights, we garnered several awards, including Best Independent Retailer 2018 and Best Product Award at the Scottish Trade Show 2016/17.

WORLDWIDE RECOGNITION

Our products are loved and stocked by notable figures like Judy Murray and are represented by over 120 stockists worldwide. We couldn’t be prouder of our journey so far and eagerly anticipate what the future holds.

Our Achievement

60+

Product

10+

Awards

8900+

Happy Customers

47+

Countries

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Our Stores

Islander Flagship Store
95 W Bow, Edinburgh EH1 2JP

Islander UK Edinburgh Workshop
42 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QE

Islander UK Marshall Street Workshop
37 Marshall St, Edinburgh EH8 9BJ

Islander UK Stockbridge
63 Raeburn Pl, Edinburgh EH4 1JF

Islander UK St Andrews
120 Market St, St Andrews KY16 9PD


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