The Pringle Archive



PRINGLE OF SCOTLAND PARTNERS WITH THE CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN TO RE-ESTABLISH ITS 195-YEAR HERITAGE AND ARCHIVE



Pringle partners with the internationally renowned Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design to continue its efforts to promote and support talent with an education project called ‘The Pringle Archive 1815 - 2010’. This exciting project will allow for both the completion of a comprehensive archive and the development of future re-issues of iconic vintage styles and original Scottish manufacturing techniques from the past.

The Pringle archive project will follow in two stages, firstly with the students from the BA Fashion History and theory course researching and cataloguing the existing company archive, and also played host to an event in Hawick, the heart of Scotland’s knitwear manufacturing, on August 12th 2010 called ‘Pringle day of Record’. Members of the community were invited to bring along their generations old Pringle of Scotland styles and memorabilia to be recorded in order that any important historical additions could be brought back into the company’s archives. The MA fashion and design students will concentrate on the second stage of the project – to design and create modern interpretations of the iconic archive pieces. A curated exhibition of the key archive discoveries and reworked styles will be presented in February 2011 during London fashion week.

“We hope the Day of Record will be the start of a great project that can help preserve this important aspect of Scottish textile history in Hawick for posterity” - Alistair O'Neill -Course leader , Fashion History and Theory, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.

To contribute to the Pringle Archive project please email us at dayofrecord@pringlescotland.com