Fairy tales are believed only to exist in books, movies and our own imaginations. But take a peek behind the scenes of our enchanting holiday shoot, and you’ll find a Scottish wonderland where opulent castles and fairy tale adventures await.
On the magical Isle of Hebrides, under cozy thatched roofs of traditional “blackhouses”, crofters have been hand-weaving Harris Tweed for centuries. See how our designers found inspiration in age-old techniques.
Image by David Ross Photography/Britain Express
The National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA collaborates with citizens from across America to preserve Scotland’s legendary beauty and cultural heritage. Follow Executive Director, Kirstin Bridier, on a tour of Scotland’s fairytale castles.
While in Edinburgh, we had the unique opportunity of touring the beautiful Heriot-Watt University (HWU), a highly specialized school, world renowned for its innovative approach to education. While the school has many amazing undergraduate programs, their Textiles and Design production facilities have been named the best in the UK by international fashion icons like Vivienne Westwood. When planning for the season, we thought it would be an incredible opportunity to collaborate with their students on exclusive Tea designs.
In typical creative fashion, we drafted a design brief explaining the collaboration. Students were given the chance to submit their original designs to be featured as a part of our winter collection. So many fabulous concepts were submitted! We’re thrilled to share the inspiration and unique technique behind the designs of our talented finalists.
Meet our latest Foreign Correspondent, Joyce Maalouf, who spent 6 weeks revisiting her roots in Lebanon with her husband and 18-month-old daughter, Gaia. Now she’s back to share her stories with us at Studio Tea. Follow along!
Guten Tag from Germany! Meet Kristina Quandt, mom and long-time lover of Tea who recently packed up her family’s Bay Area life and set out to find home in the unfamiliar city of Hamburg. As a Tea Foreign Correspondent, Kristina is here to share how she, her husband and their two young daughters are growing accustomed to life in a new country. Follow along!
Take a trip back in time, when hand-weaving was a way of life in the Highlands, and follow our steps below to create your own hand-woven patterns!