BWS issue 36 November December 2015 - Page 12

10 BUSINESS WOMEN SCOTLAND profiles Maggie’s scarves High end weaver Begg & Co has created four exclusive and limited edition scarves for Maggie’s, which will be on sale this Christmas. R etailing at around £265 each, the scarves will be produced in a limited edition of just 400 (100 of each design) so will make a perfect Christmas gift for someone special. The scarves will go on sale from early November, and will be available from the Begg & Co website, at department store Fenwicks and Edinburgh’s boutique store Jane Davidson, with all proceeds donated to Maggie’s. Maggie’s Chief Executive Laura Lee said: “I am delighted Maggie’s is working in partnership with such a respected company as Begg & Co. They are renowned for their high quality products and the Maggie’s scarves beautifully reflect the design ethos of Maggie’s Centres. “When people buy the scarves not only will they be the owner of a wonderful, elegant accessory they will be helping Maggie’s to reach many more people who need support at what is a terribly difficult time in their lives.” The idea for the project came from Scottish journalist, broadcaster and Maggie’s patron Kirsty Wark, who approached Begg & Co with the idea to create a bespoke scarf design for Maggie’s – in fact, the company were so inspired by Maggie’s they decided to put four designs into production. Begg & Co has been weaving luxury cashmere, silk and lambswool angora accessories in Scotland since 1866, and today combines traditional weaving and finishing methods with modern production techniques. Having created scarves for major couture houses around the world, Begg & Co launched its own brand in 2013. The company’s Sales and Marketing Director, Ann Ryley, said: “Begg & Co respect and sympathise with the goals and achievements of Maggie’s providing support and care, and we also appreciate the quality of design and atmosphere in the centres. We are delighted to associate our products with it." n The limited edition Maggie’s scarves are available exclusively from Begg & Co 63 New Bond Street, London Fenwick Newcastle 39 Northumberland Street, Newcastle upon Tyne Jane Davidson 52 Thistle Street Edinburgh.