Before production even began we had our first customer!
After a meeting at the Grassmarket Community Project Café in July , where we discussed making a Greyfriars Tartan dog, a young girl came up to us. She had seen the dog prototypes lying on the table, and immediately asked where she could get it from. We couldn’t resist her big smile and enthusiasm, so we sold her the first one! She had come to Edinburgh for a visit to the zoo, and went home with the perfect souvenir. And there it was: our first customer!
Since then we have had both local and international buyers, men and women, children and adults. The Greyfriars Tartan dogs are made by the ‘Tartan Group’ members at Grassmarket Community Project who all put their heart in to the project. Through learning textiles skills, they get the opportunity to also learn about team work, and improve their self confidence. All profits from Greyfriars Tartan go back into the Grassmarket Community Project, providing community for disadvantaged people in Edinburgh.
Interested in purchasing a dog and supporting the project? Please contact us on 0131 2253626 or 07943 091014 to place your order.
Greyfriars Tartan Dog
Handmade in Edinburgh
Made with 100% wool
Greyfriars Tartan made and designed in Scotland.