In Conversation: Nadia Alexander

In Conversation: Nadia Alexander

With a vision to rewrite the story of British Luxury Fashion, Nadia takes an unconventional and progressive approach to business. Inspired by the craftspeople she has encountered and driven by an insatiable desire to share the very best quality sustainable garments with the world – Nadia established Alexander Manufacturing (Scotland) in 2022. 


Based in North Lanarkshire – Alexander Manufacturing (Scotland) is one of the last remaining manufacturing factories for Luxury Garments in Scotland home to some of the original Mackintosh coat makers trained to a level of skill like none other. With an aim to elevate the Scottish Heritage of the workforce which dates back centuries, while remaining innovative – Nadia’s objective is to build upon the concept of ‘Flock to Frock’ and traceability. Redefining sustainability in a Scottish Manufacturing context means working with local textile mills to craft low-footprint garments, use of repossessed wools, plant-based waxes, and fabrics produced from tree cellulose and natural cloths. This is something all at Alexander Manufacturing are passionate about upholding and the team operate with a reuse and repair approach with a continued commitment to craftmanship in the most sustainable way possible.


Playing an inimitable role in high fashion, the Alexander Manufacturing team have crafted haute couture pieces for various luxury fashion houses such as, Hermes, LMVH, Johnsons of Elgin and more as well as contemporary brands such as, Wood Wood, and Albam. However, the specialty of the Alexander Manufacturing workforce lies with their handmade vulcanised articles. Each of these garments are infused with Scottish Heritage and undertake a detailed and authentic process applied strategically to the products. Hand bonded with two layers of natural cloth and a rubberised solution which hand smeared to create an impenetrable barrier meaning the finished article is 100% waterproof.


The direction of Alexander Manufacturing (Scotland) encompasses the epitome of sustainable luxury, based on a circular production model and Scottish heritage with an aim to produce exquisite results.

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