Begg & Co has been making beautiful scarves, wraps and stoles in Scotland since 1866. Alex Begg built the company on a foundation of innovation that still stands firm today.
In 1902, a move to the small coastal town of Ayr gave Begg & Co the space to expand its vision and continuously pioneer new and exceedingly sophisticated methods of craftsmanship, while its highly skilled workforce created timeless, versatile products to exemplary standards.
Fast-forward more than 150 years, and the appointment of an innovative creative team has seen the dawn of a new era for Begg & Co.
With a meticulous eye for design and an understanding of an ethos spanning generations, Begg’s expert craftspeople have been able to elevate the brand’s narrative in a way that has seen it become a beacon of modern heritage.
An unwavering appreciation for Scotland’s vast terrain, Brutalist architecture and emerging British talent, has allowed for the cultivation of a design-led offering, which champions a balance of worlds, young and old.
In 2016, Begg & Co introduced the Artists Editions. Each year, a notable British artist is invited to collaborate on a limited-edition capsule collection for Begg & Co. Following the successes of its first two instalments with Michael Wall and Sophie Smallhorn, the latest Artists Edition continues with prints by Scottish-born illustrator and ceramicist, John Booth. No stranger to the fashion industry, Booth brings an adept interpretation of the idiosyncrasies in textile design to a Begg & Co staple: The Wispy. ‘Being given the freedom to work “big” on something, made the whole process of developing ideas for Begg & Co incredibly fulfilling,’ comments John Booth on the collaboration.
Begg & Co also works with Maggie’s cancer charity, which offers practical and emotional support to those living with cancer. Designed by some of the world’s most esteemed architects, Maggie’s Centres play host to highly sophisticated support programmes and each complex is mindfully designed to boost the wellbeing of its visitors through architecture. United by common values and a mutual appreciation for architecture, Maggie’s Centres and Begg & Co were first introduced in 2016 by broadcaster and writer Kirsty Wark. Their collaboration with Maggie’s will see Begg & Co offer ongoing collaborative support, with all three styles featured in the collection inspired by the architectural nuances observed in Maggie’s Centres. All proceeds will be donated to the charity.
With an ever-increasing following, Begg’s design philosophy remains steadfast: a seamless cross-pollination of Brutalist architecture and the picturesque Scottish landscapes for which Ayr is famous.
Tempering the forces of a rich history in fine craftsmanship and innovative design, Begg & Co is an illuminating British brand redefining modern heritage in ways never seen before.
BEGG & CO 17 VIEWFIELD ROAD, AYR, SCOTLAND KA8 8HJ +44 (0)1292 267615