Nape Textiles is a luxury label that specialises in bespoke textile design. Kay Muir created the brand because of her love of illustration and her wish to craft locally produced Scottish textiles.
The design process- Each design starts as an illustration that is then painted by hand, sometimes directly onto silk fabric or alternatively the illustration is coloured using a variety of media. More recently illustration have been created directly onto Kay’s iPad which allows digital manipulation. Commissions are encouraged. After a little digital jiggery-pokery, the artwork is printed onto luxurious silk, velvet and wool twill fabric. Products range from silk and wool scarves to canvas deckchairs and upholstery commissions.
The ethos of the brand is to design and manufacture locally and to carry limited products. If a piece is out-of-stock it can be made-to-order and may take up to 4 weeks from order to delivery. Printing and hand or machine finishing is carried out here in Glasgow. Upholstery fabric is printed in the UK.