Support during COVID-19
Sisters Lizza and Jenna Hume started knitwear company in 1998. They had both returned home after completing their degrees and wanted to live and work in Westray doing something they loved. They started by creating knits for the home, cushions and throws, and over the years expanded into clothing which has become their main product range.
The knitwear is created in their workshop in Westray and also in the homes of many outworkers. Occasionally they also have products knitted by a company in Shetland to help meet demand.
“Our aim is to create pieces which will evoke memories of the landscape, heritage and the people or these islands”, says Lizza.
In 2012 Lizza’s daughters also joined the business bringing with them their understanding of social media and all things digital.
COVID-19 has been a very worrying and uncertain time for the family and their business. They had to close both their shops on 23 March along with fellow retailers.
A full list of companies to be awarded a grant as part of this funding programmes has now been published on the Scottish Enterprise website.