Brora x TROY Collaboration

After the success of last year’s collaboration, we are delighted to announce our second collaboration with fellow British brand TROY London. With a mutual appreciation for Fair Isle and desire to use homegrown expertise and make locally in the UK, we have come together to produce two NEW limited edition Fair Isle jumpers that will be sure to stand the test of time.

Supersoft Lambswool Fair Isle Jumper in Dark Navy

Combining Brora’s skill for knitwear design and standout colour combinations with TROY’s contemporary interpretation of heritage style, these luxurious jumpers will certainly become a wardrobe staple you can rely on year after year. With an increasing overlap between city and country living, these two supersoft lambswool, tapered sleeved jumpers feel perfectly versatile for both.

Keeping sustainability at the forefront of the design process, these fabulous Fair Isle knits have been made in one of the oldest mills in Scotland utilising an incredibly innovative zero-waste seamless whole-garment machine.

However, the sustainability credentials do not stop there! This luxurious lambswool fibre also possesses natural, renewable, and biodegradable benefits, making it both an extremely stylish winter layer but also a good choice for the environment too! What’s not to love about wool.

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Supersoft Lambswool Oyster
Brora X TROY London

“My sister Lucia and I have always coveted Fair Isle knits, probably because we were bundled in them for chilly Scottish picnics from a very young age. As we created this season’s Fair Isles with renowned knitwear experts Brora, we decided on a chic classic dark navy & a neutral oyster grey. The results are both nostalgic and distinctly modern."

ROSIE VAN CUTSEM
CO-FOUNDER OF TROY LONDON

“Due to the huge success of our first collaboration with fabulous British brand TROY London, we are delighted to bring you ‘Round Two!’ I am so proud that these popular jumpers aren’t just stunning to look at and pure comfort to wear but also sustainable on so many levels. Win, win, win!”

VICTORIA STAPLETON
FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF BRORA

Victoria Stapleton, Founder & Creative Director of Brora

How did you both meet?
Victoria: We were introduced by a mutual friend who knew that there would be synergy between our brands, our fashion ethics and aesthetics.

Rosie: I have always been a fan of Brora's heritage knits and Lucia and I have long dreamed of creating a beautiful but fresh take on a Fair Isle for TROY. Meeting Victoria over dinner was great fun and after a debate on the future of British fashion industry, it wasn’t long before we realised we should combine forces on creating some exciting new designs.

How did the initial collaboration come around?
Victoria: We started talking about a project that could inspire both of us, that we could feel passionate about and Rosie suggested a fabulous Fair Isle knit. I knew we could make this in Scotland and at Brora we have the wealth of experience in Fair Isle design to create something that chimed with Troy’s sense of colour and style.

Rosie: We spent happy hours with Victoria and the Brora design team working more contemporary colour mixes through the traditional Fair Isle pattern, opting for an Icelandic inspired design with bold yoke and cuff patterning. The expertise of the Scottish factory is second to none, and it is core to our values to keep all of our production here in the UK, so this was a dream scenario for us.

What made you collaborate again?
Victoria: Due to the resounding success of our first collaboration, we couldn’t wait to work with the amazing team at TROY again, who are also a real delight to work with. This collaboration also celebrates domestic manufacturing in supporting a small Scottish mill, whose talent and expertise have created two stunning new colourways of this statement jumper.

What has been your biggest inspiration for the jumper?
Victoria: At Brora, we have years of experience making Fair Isles in Scotland. Rosie and Lucia at Troy wanted to introduce some more contemporary colours inspired by Icelandic knits. With Fair Isle design, opposites attract; one design reminds me of lichen, gorse and silver birch, the other slate roofs, rusty metal work and midnight blue skies, both decidedly Scottish. Working on collaborations is a very creative process for me. It brings fresh ways of looking at what we do best.

Rosie: This design takes me back to my childhood holidays in Scotland, being bundled up in a soft Fair Isle for blustery picnics or wrapping them tightly around my waist for the inevitable stomp across the hills. We wanted to hark back to the romantic roots of this design but bring a bolder Nordic take on it, and a brighter palette to suit the modern wardrobe.

What is your favourite feature?
Victoria: Of course, I love all the features! The super soft yarn, the zero-waste manufacturing process, the flattering shape, the colour combinations and the made in Scotland label.

Rosie: Not only is this design beautiful but the zero waste, seamless manufacturing process and low carbon footprint means that this is a sustainable choice too. It is wonderful to support this Scottish factory and to raise awareness of the skills and expertise right here on our shores.

How would you style it?
Victoria: They both work beautifully with my favourite Brora wide leg velvety cords.

Rosie: This is such an easy style to freshen simple jeans and a tee, but equally works well with a statement collar and silk scarf tied loosely at the neck.

Benefits of Wool
Brora X TROY London Moodboard
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After the success of last year’s collaboration, we are delighted to announce our second collaboration with fellow British brand TROY London. With a mutual appreciation for Fair Isle and desire to use homegrown expertise and make locally in the UK, we have come together to produce two NEW limited edition Fair Isle jumpers that will be sure to stand the test of time.

Supersoft Lambswool Fair Isle Jumper in Dark Navy

Combining Brora’s skill for knitwear design and standout colour combinations with TROY’s contemporary interpretation of heritage style, these luxurious jumpers will certainly become a wardrobe staple you can rely on year after year. With an increasing overlap between city and country living, these two supersoft lambswool, tapered sleeved jumpers feel perfectly versatile for both.

Supersoft Lambswool Oyster

Keeping sustainability at the forefront of the design process, these fabulous Fair Isle knits have been made in one of the oldest mills in Scotland utilising an incredibly innovative zero-waste seamless whole-garment machine.

However, the sustainability credentials do not stop there! This luxurious lambswool fibre also possesses natural, renewable, and biodegradable benefits, making it both an extremely stylish winter layer but also a good choice for the environment too! What’s not to love about wool.

SHOP NOW

Brora X TROY London

“My sister Lucia and I have always coveted Fair Isle knits, probably because we were bundled in them for chilly Scottish picnics from a very young age. As we created this season’s Fair Isles with renowned knitwear experts Brora, we decided on a chic classic dark navy & a neutral oyster grey. The results are both nostalgic and distinctly modern."

ROSIE VAN CUTSEM
CO-FOUNDER OF TROY LONDON

Victoria Stapleton, Founder & Creative Director of Brora

“Due to the huge success of our first collaboration with fabulous British brand TROY London, we are delighted to bring you ‘Round Two!’ I am so proud that these popular jumpers aren’t just stunning to look at and pure comfort to wear but also sustainable on so many levels. Win, win, win!”

VICTORIA STAPLETON
FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF BRORA

Benefits of Wool

How did you both meet?
Victoria: We were introduced by a mutual friend who knew that there would be synergy between our brands, our fashion ethics and aesthetics.

Rosie: I have always been a fan of Brora's heritage knits and Lucia and I have long dreamed of creating a beautiful but fresh take on a Fair Isle for TROY. Meeting Victoria over dinner was great fun and after a debate on the future of British fashion industry, it wasn’t long before we realised we should combine forces on creating some exciting new designs.

How did the initial collaboration come around?
Victoria: We started talking about a project that could inspire both of us, that we could feel passionate about and Rosie suggested a fabulous Fair Isle knit. I knew we could make this in Scotland and at Brora we have the wealth of experience in Fair Isle design to create something that chimed with Troy’s sense of colour and style.

Rosie: We spent happy hours with Victoria and the Brora design team working more contemporary colour mixes through the traditional Fair Isle pattern, opting for an Icelandic inspired design with bold yoke and cuff patterning. The expertise of the Scottish factory is second to none, and it is core to our values to keep all of our production here in the UK, so this was a dream scenario for us.

Brora X TROY London Moodboard

What made you collaborate again?
Victoria: Due to the resounding success of our first collaboration, we couldn’t wait to work with the amazing team at TROY again, who are also a real delight to work with. This collaboration also celebrates domestic manufacturing in supporting a small Scottish mill, whose talent and expertise have created two stunning new colourways of this statement jumper.

What has been your biggest inspiration for the jumper?
Victoria: At Brora, we have years of experience making Fair Isles in Scotland. Rosie and Lucia at Troy wanted to introduce some more contemporary colours inspired by Icelandic knits. With Fair Isle design, opposites attract; one design reminds me of lichen, gorse and silver birch, the other slate roofs, rusty metal work and midnight blue skies, both decidedly Scottish. Working on collaborations is a very creative process for me. It brings fresh ways of looking at what we do best.

Rosie: This design takes me back to my childhood holidays in Scotland, being bundled up in a soft Fair Isle for blustery picnics or wrapping them tightly around my waist for the inevitable stomp across the hills. We wanted to hark back to the romantic roots of this design but bring a bolder Nordic take on it, and a brighter palette to suit the modern wardrobe.

Benefits of Wool

What is your favourite feature?
Victoria: Of course, I love all the features! The super soft yarn, the zero-waste manufacturing process, the flattering shape, the colour combinations and the made in Scotland label.

Rosie: Not only is this design beautiful but the zero waste, seamless manufacturing process and low carbon footprint means that this is a sustainable choice too. It is wonderful to support this Scottish factory and to raise awareness of the skills and expertise right here on our shores.

How would you style it?
Victoria: They both work beautifully with my favourite Brora wide leg velvety cords.

Rosie: This is such an easy style to freshen simple jeans and a tee, but equally works well with a statement collar and silk scarf tied loosely at the neck.

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