V&A launch for new product
Halley Stevensons weatherproof waxed cotton fabric

Museum x Manufacturer x Maker 

The Dundee Raincoat

Museum, manufacturer, and modern maker united to create ‘The Dundee Raincoat’, a modern-day unisex raincoat inspired by the city’s innovation, creativity and resilience.

The Dundee raincoat Halley Stevensons

The vision

The vision for this project begun at the end of 2019 when Christian Moir, the director of operations at the V&A Dundee, approached us with a proposal to be involved in producing something authentically made in the city to sell in store.

Excited by the opportunity we wanted to combine our heritage fabric with a contemporary designer. We have worked with independent designer KerrieALDO since 2014. Though Kerrie is now based in Leeds, she is originally from and still has ties to Dundee city and we felt she would be the ideal candidate to pursue this collaboration with.

Halley Stevensons share the same ethos in terms of sustainably as KerrieALDO. Using artisan skill and craft to create durable and quality products which are built to last is a common theme we share in both our process as manufacturer and maker. To learn more about the inspiration and process behind the project click here.

This is the first limited-edition fashion collaboration the V&A Dundee have launched. Coinciding with Kerrie’s philosophy of “slow fashion”, a limited edition run of 20 jackets and 20 bags made from iconic waxed cotton fabric have been produced. Each product has been hand crafted by Kerrie and is exclusively available to purchase directly from the V&A Dundee.

This year has been somewhat bizarre to say the least and has had an impact on everyone.  We hope that the use of vibrant coloured waxed cotton matched with the contemporary design inspired by the city will bring some brightness even on the worst “dreich” of days.

Kellie Aldo at the V&A
The Dundee raincoat


Annual Summer Shutdown

Please note that our factory will be temporarily closed from Friday 23rd July, reopening Monday 10th August.

Due to the temporary break in production, the following deadlines apply when processing sample orders.

Last cut off for sample length and swatch orders is Tuesday 20th July — anything placed after this date will be processed upon our reopening.

Stock availability explained

Regular running items are fabric lines which are regularly in production in the colours that we offer per our swatch cards. If an article is not available at the time of order, it will be replenished within 6 weeks.

Stock supported articles are a range of products which are continuously available “off the shelf”. Ideal for small orders or sampling. We generally hold substantial stocks, but if an article is not available at the time of order, it will be replenished within 4 weeks.

Bespoke manufacturing allows you to fully customise our fabric. We can colour match to any pantone or colour of your choice which can be dyed onto any fabric in our collection with any finish we offer.

*Lab work is required to be processed (Leadtime 2 weeks) and approved prior to production.

**Minimum order quantities apply and production lead-times of (8weeks) applies.

This product is suitable for luggage

Can be made in styles such as backpacks, satchels, laptop cases, cabin bags and suitcases.

Waxed cotton fabric suitable for luggage
V&A launch for new product

This product is suitable for accessories

Can be made into accessories such as gloves, hats, caps and belts.

Waxed cotton fabric suitable for accessories
V&A launch for new product

This product is suitable for footwear

Can be made into styles such as trainers, tennis shoes, hi-tops, boots and brogues.

Waxed cotton fabric suitable for footwear
V&A launch for new product

This product is suitable for apparel

Can be made into garments such as overshirts, jackets, coats and trousers.

Waxed cotton fabric suitable for apparel
V&A launch for new product