Paisley - the hometown of the Paisley Pattern – is set to welcome top designers and creative professionals to the first ever design showcase, PaisleyMake.

The four-day free event – driven by the town’s global brand and its one-time place at the centre of the world’s textile industry – will inspire  from Wednesday 31 August to Saturday 3 September.

From top speakers on design and innovation to networking opportunities, PaisleyMake is a unique chance to meet and engage with industry experts as party of the Festival of Creativity and Design on Thursday 1 and Friday 2 September, including

  • James Lang, Director at Scottish Leather Group
  • Andy McGeoch, CEO at fashion chain M&Co
  • Jimmy Stephen-Cran, Glasgow School of Art’s fashion and textiles programme leader
  • Penny Martin, Editor in Chief of The Gentlewoman Magazine
  • Mark Hogarth, creative director of Harris Tweed Hebrides

People can also sign-up for origami and corsage-making workshops on Saturday 3 September as part of Renfrewshire Doors Open Days.

Paisley’s unique Paisley Pattern collections – held in Paisley Museum – are a key driver for PaisleyMake and the town’s bid for UK City of Culture 2021. It is hoped the Paisley Pattern archive will enthuse a new generation of designers to work with Paisley’s global brand.

It is all part of the wider conversation on commercialising Paisley’s famous pattern and reconnecting the design with its hometown.


Wednesday 31 August 

11am – 4.30pm – Blogger Event & Private View

Paisley pattern collections tour with Dr Dan Coughlan followed by a Blogger brunch and talk from Penny Martin, Editor of the Gentlewoman magazine, optional events include an Origami workshops delivered by Melissa Watt and tour of the ancient Paisley Abbey.  Static Scotland Re:Designed showroom, shop and café open throughout. 

Media and Bloggers: please register or contact  

Thursday 1 September 2016

10am – 4.30pm – PaisleyMake Festival of Creativity and Design DAY ONE - Open to all

Speaker sessions from retail guru David Mullane, W2 clothing; Jimmy Stephen-Cran, GSA Fashion & Textiles Programme Leader; and former fashion embroidery designer for brands including Chanel, Donna Karan and Etro, among other leading Scottish textile designers and brands.

Friday 2 September 2016

10am – 4.30pm – PaisleyMake Festival of Creativity and Design – DAY TWO – Open to All

Speaker sessions delivered by James Lang of Scottish Leather Group, Mark Hogarth creative director of Harris Tweed Hebrides and Q&A sessions covering smart textiles and the importance of design by lecturer Sara Robertson from DJCAD, University of Dundee.

Saturday 3 September 2016

10-4pm Doors Open Day

Family fun for children and adults alike, come along and try corsage-making with Siobhan Mackenzie, learn the art of origami with Misty Concepts or explore yarn bombing. Visit our store, gift shop and café. 

Scotland Re:Designed store and showroom will be open daily from 10am with onsite café and workshops suitable for all ages throughout.

All events and speaker sessions are free - please register here for all of our events:

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