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Created by Scotland Re:Designed; the country’s national showcase organisation with business support for the fashion and textiles industry, and sponsored by Renfrewshire Council, PaisleyMake is a special collaboration taking the community on a journey of discovery and exploration.

Building on renowned design and manufacturing skills, which made the town famous globally. PaisleyMake brings together makers from Scotland and around the world to meet and work with the community here in Paisley.

Taking place in Paisley Abbey, the four-day festival runs from Wednesday 31st August through till Saturday 3rd September. Join us in our celebrations discovering Paisley’s textile heritage. Meet your design hero, future employer or investor at our industry expert speaker sessions or learn a new skill at our drop-in workshops. Whether you’re a kid, a student or a CEO, you can get involved. Passion for fashion? Feast your eyes on Scotland Re:Designed’s exhibition and shop.

Register now for tickets and help us raise awareness of Paisley’s bid to become UK City of Culture in 2021. Tickets are FREE and available from Eventbrite.

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Chris Hunt launched the Glasgow Design Collective in 2006. In 2012, he took the project national, launching Scotland Re:Designed. SR:D delivers infrastructure for the fashion, accessories, textiles and interior design industry in Scotland. SR:D develop skills, collaborations, events and logistics in a series of consumer and trade showcases, specialising in taking micro-businesses to SME status. It’s annual showroom calendar champions Scotland’s fashion, textiles and interior design sector, enabling one-to-one skills mentoring and workshops; attended by top buyers, media and industry figures from around the world. Showcases have taken Scottish talent to London, New York, Chicago and most recently, Hong Kong. Chris also runs Genuine PR, an international PR & events agency.

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PaisleyMake is a gathering of artisans and makers who will come together each year to share their stories and rekindle the spirit of entrepreneurship which made the town famous throughout the world.  Taking place in Paisley Abbey from Wednesday 31st August to Saturday 3rd September, this is a community platform where new connections and inspirations will be made, and an opportunity to raise awareness of Paisley’s bid offer to become Paisley City of Culture 2021. Building on renowned design, manufacturing and local skills, the event opens doors to selling, knowledge transfer and learning, and enables a variety of positive community interactions around the event, which is already making a legacy for the future of a thriving new business community of makers in Paisley. PaisleyMake is part of a project we are working on with the town, Paisley 2021, the British Council and the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) and UKEIRI, (UK India Education Research Initiative) and we are working closely with James Lang, Director of Scottish Leather Group, the largest manufacturer of leather in the United Kingdom.

Scotland Re:Designed is a platform from which Scottish fashion, accessory, textile and interior designers and companies can build, establish and secure new and ongoing business relationships with media and customers, over time creating new collaborations, achieve short and long term sales, open PR opportunities and boost their brand profiles. Originating in 2006 as the Glasgow Design Collective, in the 4 years since it became Scotland-wide the project has exhibited in Chicago, New York, London, Paris, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Hong Kong and Inverness. Find us at scotlandredesigned.com and follow us @scotredesigned

Paisley’s bid for UK City of Culture 2021 will use the town’s unique and fascinating story to transform its future – by putting the town in the international spotlight, attracting visitors, creating jobs and using culture to make people’s lives better. The one-time global textile hub and birthplace of the Paisley Pattern is also home to stunning architecture, an internationally-significant museum collection, Glasgow Airport, University of the West of Scotland, West College Scotland, PACE Theatre Company and a thriving contemporary cultural scene. The UK City of Culture competition is run by the UK Government. The shortlisted cities will be announced in spring 2017, and the winner at the end of the year. Find out more about our story at www.paisley2021.co.uk.