Rio Home Fashions to produce Prince of Scots bedding products

03.03.2012, Comments Off on Rio Home Fashions to produce Prince of Scots bedding products, Company News, by .

The Modern Luxury Lifestyle

Line to Launch New Washable Wool with “The True Down Alternative”

               

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. — Rio Home Fashions, a supplier of bedding, memory foam and home textiles, has signed a licensing partnership with Prince of Scots to build a new product category in basic bedding . The line will support the launch a new washable wool category, The True Down Alternative.

RIO has developed a natural down alternative using luxury of fine wool fibers.  The True Down Alternative has the touch, feel, and comfort of goose down.  The product is machine wash tumble dry delivering convenience and value new to the market place.  The advantage of wool is that it wicks away moisture keeping one warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

The Prince of Scots Home Collection will include basic bedding products such as memory foam bed pillows, memory foam mattress pads and toppers, fiber and feather beds, comforters, mattress pads, bed pillows, and The True Down Alternative.

“Rio is a leader in technology and comfort for the home.  Our new collection of washable wool is our commitment to deliver fashion and value in a basic category.  We are proud to partner with Prince of Scots to capture a modern sophisticated customer. “, said Matt Caccioppo, Executive Vice President at RIO.

 

Rio is a third-generation family-owned home textiles company. Established 35 years ago in China as a cut and sew factory, it has grown to supply U.S. textile companies. The company has a dedicated sales team and a West Coast distribution center, and directly operates and has joint-ventures in cut and sew and memory foam factories in China

“Everyone deserves the best of both worlds.  The luxury of natural fibers and the brilliance of luxurious technology balance out The Prince of Scots vision for Modern Luxury Lifestyle for the home. “Said David Campania, Vice-President of Prince of Scots.

 

RIO’s licensing agreement includes the United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan, and China. Scottish Fashion Trends have been influencing the global runways.  These same trends will now influence homes around the globe

Prince of Scots presents our Water Mill Estate Collection!

02.25.2012, Comments Off on Prince of Scots presents our Water Mill Estate Collection!, Company News, by .

Prince of Scots presents our “Water Mill Estate Collection” crafted for us exclusively by Vitale Barberis Canonico.  A 500 year old family tradition has evolved into one of the most prestigious and high end Italian brands in the world.   The Barbero Family begin weaving fabrics in the mid 1500’s and perfected the artistry of luxury with a personal commitment to excellence and cultural pride.

The Leather

This collection is crafted using the ancient artisanal principles and tradtions.  We begin the process with superior quality materials.  Tumbled leather is a result of a family tradition which involves tumbling the hides in large steel drums.  Only the full grain or pieno fiore of each hide is used in this bespoke luggage.  We then tan the leather with a process which accentuate softness and enhances the texture and characteristics. We create a one of the kind piece.

The Fabric                        

The lining in our luggage is Vitale Barberis Canonico fabric with has gone through 500 years of perfection.  We do a special treatment and waterproof the fabric to be waterproof, stain-resistant, and rip stop.

The Hardware   

The handles are sewn and finished by hand.  The metallic details are polished and finished with anti-oxidant which ensures even color over time.  We finish with in a galvanized bath of precious metals.

This Water Mill Collection is unique and one of a kind.  This is limited edition of luggage hand crafted for Prince of Scots. From the Rolling Garment to the Signature Wanderlust Traveler Bag with a Satchel to matching slippers, this collection is the finest in America.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

02.14.2012, Comments Off on Happy Valentine’s Day!, Company News, by .

Happy Valentine's Day!

Iona Crawford, British Vogue’s One to Watch, Leads Creative Scotland in Establishing Glasgow as Hub in the Global Economy

02.12.2012, Comments Off on Iona Crawford, British Vogue’s One to Watch, Leads Creative Scotland in Establishing Glasgow as Hub in the Global Economy, Company News, by .

Iona Crawford, British Vogue’s One to Watch, Leads Creative Scotland in Establishing Glasgow as Hub in the Global Economy

Prince of Scots crafts exclusive home lines venture merging technology and fashion for the first time to create a harmonious lifestyle for the home.

Southampton, New York (PRWEB) February 12, 2012

Iona Crawford, Scotland’s newest and most exciting fashion designer has been selected to lead Scotland’s creative industries into the global economy. The 25-year-old, who recently signed a lucrative contract to market her lifestyle in North America, is one of the first entrepreneurs with Creative Cardonald. The new venture, sponsored by Creative Scotland and Digital Enterprise Glasgow, will facilitate the expansion of businesses and trade in the creative industries.

Creative Cardonald launched February 7 at Glasgow’s Cardonald College. The initiative will provides office space and industry-standard workshop facilities for young business minds in fashion design, textiles, television, graphic design and journalism.

The project will support successful small firm’s expansion which in turn will create new jobs and stimulate the local economy. The Vogue Premier Designer just signed a multi-year global contract which will see well over see $1 million dollars in the luxury home linens market over the next 18 months. “After four years working on my own to build up my business and profile at home and abroad, I’m delighted to be at the forefront of this exciting programme” said Iona Crawford.

“The facilities available here at Cardonald are best in class. The chance to tap into these resources will help me focus on my primary goal, which is to stimulate the growth and development of my company on an international scale” Iona added.

The Cardonald College hub is one of four sponsored by Digital Enterprise Glasgow. Additional projects are in Strathclyde University, City of Glasgow College and the University of Glasgow. Each location will offer intensive business guidance, access to marketing, finance, IT and HR support to the young entrepreneur.

Caroline Parkinson, Director of Creative Development, Creative Scotland said: “Investing in talent is central to our role at Creative Scotland. We are delighted to be supporting a talent incubator in partnership with Cardonald College and Glasgow City Council.”

Councillor Alistair Watson, Convenor for Glasgow City Council’s Regeneration and Economy Policy Development Committee, said: “This is a fantastic initiative. By supporting these new businesses we hope in the future they will provide new jobs and a boost to Glasgow’s economy.”

Last month Rio Home Fashions, a North American industry leader in basic bedding, memory foam products, memory foam mattresses, and home textiles, announced Iona Crawford, The Art of Living Collection in a licensing partnership with the 2011 Scottish Fashion Awards Nominee.

The venture, crafted by New York-based fashion house, Prince of Scots, will merge technology and fashion for the first time to create a harmonious lifestyle for the home. The Collection will be available in North America and Asia from autumn 2012.

The products, which until now have been purely basic, will receive an infusion of fashion from Iona Crawford’s vision of design and colour. The range has been inspired by Scotland’s natural beauty. The new line will transform basic product into lifestyle collections with more function for the home. What was in the past an additional purchase will now become a primary object of desire. The exclusive new line will be the first fashion venture of this scope into the home linens business.

“Our concept with be different and upscale from what is offered in the market place,” said Glen Sun, Owner of RIO, “ In a tough economy we will give customers the opportunity to buy smarter. Fashion, basic, comfort, and technology will all be in one product.”

“We are thrilled to endorse and support Iona on her entry to Home Fashions. Classic design and beauty are a once in a lifetime experience. We are inspired by Iona’s vision, sense of style, and commitment to the lifestyle.” said Tim Danser, President of Prince of Scots.

Prince of Scots, known as the Modern Luxury Lifestyle, saw Iona Crawford’s designs walk down the New York Fashion Runway in March 2011. The young designer’s first American show was a huge success. The Farquhar Dress was the crowd favorite. Prince of Scots launched the Ailsa Collection in Southampton, New York for the Fall 2011 season.

IONA CRAWFORD

Renowned for innovative and intricate garment structure fused with trademark tailoring, the iona crawford collections are unashamedly elegant. silhouette exaggeration, experimental pattern cutting, contrasting fabric textures, unorthodox tailoring and masculine style influences all create a inimitable, avant-garde yet wearable look.

While iona crawford collections are directional and cement a unique design identity, they consist of earthy and tonal fabrics of scottish origin including cashmere, wool, tweed and leather, as well as hand-knitted pieces. the combination and contrast of these two elements result in distinctive and innovative collections that transcend fashions and epitomise timeless contemporary style.

ABOUT PRINCE OF SCOTS

Prince of Scots is an exceptional designer, manufacturer, and retailer of top quality consumer products. The company offers a vast global network of sourcing, manufacturing and distribution through strategic partnerships. The “Ultimate Goal” is be Best in Class in everything we do.

 

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Light silks, adorned with Crawford’s own painterly prints, combine with the finest merino, alpaca, silk and cashmere blends to create a feminine, timeless collection comprising stunning short dresses, beautiful evening gowns, sensitive tailoring and state

 

British Vogue Announces Iona Crawford is “One to Watch”

02.10.2012, Comments Off on British Vogue Announces Iona Crawford is “One to Watch”, Company News, by .

COLLEGE MEANS BUSINESS Iona is ‘one to watch’

By VIVIENNE NICOLL  From Evening Time UK

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8 Feb 2012

BUDDING businesses are being offered free accommodation and intensive support in Glasgow colleges and universities.

Digital Enterprise Glasgow aims to help entrepreneurs as they work to take their business idea from concept to commercial success.

The poroject aims to increase the number of start-up businesses and to ensure their long-term survival through targeted business support.

It is a joint venture between the city council and the city’s further education centres.

New businesses are being clustered in hubs in the universities and colleges where they can operate rent-free for six months.

The first six months in any new business venture is critical

 

This gives them space to develop their ideas and access to specialists who can help with their business plans.

It also allows students to work as interns, helping the enterprise to grow.

Cardonald College has become the latest to set up a business hub, joining City of Glasgow College and the universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow.

Since the project was launched in 2010, six firms have moved on to their own premises.

The Cardonald scheme will offer an office and industry-standard workshops to people in the fields of fashion design and textiles, television, video, graphic design and journalism.

City council regeneration and the economy spokesman Alistair Watson, said: “Digital Enterprise Glasgow is a fantastic initiative to help increase business start-up and survival rates through the current challenging economic climate.

“It will help the city’s fledgling entrepreneurs take their ideas from the drawing board to a commercial success.

“The first six months in any new business is critical for long-term survival and that is why we have targeted the intensive support during this initial period.

“By supporting these new businesses we hope in the future they will provide new jobs and a boost to Glasgow’s economy.”

vivienne.nicoll@ eveningtimes.co.uk

One of the businesses to benefit from the Cardonald scheme is already making its mark.

Fashion designer Iona Crawford has been named by the British edition of Vogue magazine as, ‘one to watch’.

Her mix of cashmere, Merino, laser-cut leather and printed silk is earning her a reputation as one of the UK’s most avant-garde young designers.

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/college-means-business-iona-is-one-to-watch-1.1147049#have-your-say

Share The Love Event!

02.10.2012, Comments Off on Share The Love Event!, Company News, by .

PrinceofScots.com is celebrating this year’s Valentine’s Day by giving you the chance to win something truly special with our Share the Love Event.  .

If giving special gifts of love is your ideal gift  then you will love PrinceofScots.com.  Visit our Facebook Fan Page and enjoy classic love songs, quotes, poems, food, fashion, and  fun. To enter to win, all you need to do Share the Love. Like Our Page, Like Our Post, Share Our Post….then Share the Love.  Each activity is good for an entry to win great gifts.

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Agawam Lake, The Jewel of Southampton

02.04.2012, Comments Off on Agawam Lake, The Jewel of Southampton, Living in the Hamptons, by .

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Prince of Scots Announces Iona Crawford, The Art of Living Home Collection

01.26.2012, Comments Off on Prince of Scots Announces Iona Crawford, The Art of Living Home Collection, Company News, by .

Prince of Scots Announces Iona Crawford, The Art of Living Home Collection

Rio Home Fashions signs Licensing Partnership with Vogue Premier Designer

Iona Crawford

Quote start“Our concept with be different and upscale from what is offered in the market place,” said Glen Sun, Owner of RIO.Quote end

Southampton, New York (PRWEB) January 26, 2012

Rio Home Fashions, an industry leader in basic bedding, memory foam products, memory foam mattresses, and home textiles has signed a licensing partnership with Iona Crawford, a Vogue UK Premier Designer. The venture, crafted by Prince of Scots, will merge technology and fashion for the first time to create a harmonious lifestyle for the home. The Collection will be available in North America and Asia for Fall 2012.

The products, which until now have been purely basic, will receive an infusion of fashion from Iona Crawford’s vision of design and color ,which has been inspired by Scotland’s natural beauty. The new line will transform basic product into lifestyle collections with more function for the home. What was in the past an additional purchase will now become a primary object of desire. The exclusive new line will be the first fashion venture of this scope into the home linens business.

“Our concept with be different and upscale from what is offered in the market place,” said Glen Sun, Owner of RIO, “ In a tough economy we will give customers the opportunity to buy smarter. Fashion, basic, comfort, and technology will all be in one product.”

Duchess Katherine of Cambridge’s personal style has ushered in a new era of romance and glamour. In response, Scottish designers, like Jonathan Saunders, Holly Hunt, Christopher Kane, and more importantly Alexander McQueen, are setting global fashion trends. This renaissance has brought glamour and style back to a stagnant runway. Now Iona Crawford will translate her runway collections to trendsetting home linens.

Iona first brought her inspiring lifestyle look to New York’s Fashion Runway via the Dressed to Kilt event in 2011. Her silk Farquhar Dress from the Ailsa Collection was a crowd favorite at the April show. She was nominated for Young Designer of the Year in the 2011 Scottish Fashion Awards, where one judge said: “Her romantic collections will make one want to fall in love again.”

Iona’s collections are feminine and timeless. The lifestyle captivates one’s fashion senses while her textile prints and textures, silk, cashmere, and artistry are all very Iona and very Scotland. The partnership with RIO will be the first Home Collection to bring the Scottish fashion trend to our bedrooms.

Rio Home Fashions will offer a complete line of Iona Crawford basic bedding products including memory foam bed pillows, memory foam mattress pads and toppers, fiber and feather beds, comforters, mattress pads and bed pillows. The partnership will also introduce a lifestyle collection targeted to a younger more modern consumer. Fashion and technology will be merged to provide comfort, luxury, practicality and indulgence for the bedroom. The fashion portion of the collection will draw inspiration from Iona’s signature artwork.

“We at Rio feel that we have captured a young designer’s ability to bring fresh fashion and color to a category that for years has just been a category “, said Matt Caccioppo, Executive Vice President at RIO.

Prince of Scots, representing Iona Crawford, has introduced the next evolution of the Modern Luxury Lifestyle to the North American market. The Prince of Scots Collection is complimented by luxury brands shaping the future of fashion. The company’s brand portfolio includes Iona Crawford, Patricia Brown, Sabina Les, McAlson, Thompson of London, Ermenegildo Zegna, and Jensen Martin.

“We are thrilled to endorse and support Iona on her entry to Home Fashions. Classic design and beauty are a once in a lifetime experience. We are inspired by Iona’s vision, sense of style, and commitment to the lifestyle.” said Tim Danser, President of Prince of Scots.

RIO’s licensing agreement includes the United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan, and China. The Scottish Fashion Trend will now be in homes around the globe.

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/1/prweb9134378.htm

 

 

First Winters Snow. Images of the Hamptons

01.21.2012, Comments Off on First Winters Snow. Images of the Hamptons, Living in the Hamptons, by .

First Winter Snow in Southampton

01.21.2012, Comments Off on First Winter Snow in Southampton, Living in the Hamptons, by .

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
by Robert Frost
Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.