The Croft House Blog

Fair isle knitting - a history
The Shetland Isles are the most northerly islands in the UK with Fair Isle being the most southern of these.  Knitting has always been important in these islands. Firstly out of necessity and then as an important trade commodity.  Read on to discover the history of knitting in the Shetland isles and about the evolution of the Fair isle style of knitting....
Behind the scenes - the making of The Croft House fashion film
I hope by now you've seen our film (you can find it on our homepage). The Croft House was delighted to help nurture future talent from Robert Gordons University (RGU) in Aberdeen with their involvement with this project. Watch the "behind the scenes" video now to see what went on during the making of the film.....
Shetland silver sand beach
Shetland (the original home of fair isle knitting) has just been named by Lonely Planet as one of the top 10 places in Europe to visit. With school holidays just around the corner, find out why travelling to the UK's most northerly isles is a great place to holiday with children as I run through my top 10 things to do.....
cashmere socks at Christmas
Scottish cashmere is the finest in the world but how is it produced and what makes it special? Read on to find out....
love your clothes - sustainable fashion
When I started The Croft House 6 years ago, I had a very clear vision of the ethics behind the business. All these factors are based on the principals we now know as sustainable, slow or ethical fashion.
Ever since I launched The Croft House, shortly before the birth of my daughter, I've wanted to produce a range of girls jumpers and cardigans.