Exciting time for business
Key hires for expanding textiles firm
Lucy Logan and Corine Thompson (pic contributed)
Textiles and design company Araminta Campbell has made two key appointments to help grow the business.
Corine Thompson, 26, joins the Leith-based studio as an in-house handweaver with responsibility for handweaving the Signature British Alpaca Collection of accessories. A graduate of Middlesex University with a BA in Fashion Textiles, her experience in the retail sector includes working with Steven Tai, a luxury womenswear brand in London Fashion Week. Ms Thompson will also manage the weaving studio and mill specifications as well as yarn stocks and design assistance.
The Company’s new business development manager Lucy Logan, 28, has joined from luxury lifestyle stores, Petersham Nurseries in London’s Richmond and Covent Garden. A graduate of Norwich University of the Arts with a BA in Fashion Design, Ms Logan worked with the buying teams at John Lewis Partnership and Selfridges.
She is responsible for sales and driving commissions nationally and internationally with a focus on establishing connections for export and market visits. She is also streamlining the company’s systems implementing efficiency in new stock management and CRM systems.
Araminta Campbell was established in 2014 by young entrepreneur and artist Araminta Birse Stewart. It operated out of the Biscuit Factory, a creative hub in the city’s Bonnington Bond area. In May she relocated the business to a contemporary flagship ground floor studio with a hand-weaving workshop, showroom and office space by the waterfront development and Royal Yacht Britannia.
Commenting on the appointments, she said: “These are key appointments in terms of the company’s growth.
“We are gearing for further growth, investing in CRM and e-commerce and planning on recruiting further, so it’s an exciting time for the business.
“Scottish textiles are considered the finest in the world and with a renewed interest in provenance and niche high value brands, the industry offers an excellent career choice for many young people. Indeed, we received a superb response to the weaving position in particular with over 50 well-suited applicants.”