I was scrolling through The Independent while squashed against the door of a Tube carriage the other morning when I came across an article about Ayrshire textile company Morton, Young and Borland. The company, founded in 1900, has survived while most of its competition has fallen by the wayside because it has stuck to its traditional guns while simultaneously diversifying. And one area where MYB is the go to, is spot-on reproductions of period textiles. So much so that its lace work can be seen in Scorsese’s Boardwalk Empire. Aside from that, it has done a brilliant lace-printed wallpaper collaboration with Timorous Beasties, which must have been the absolute highlight of Sex and The City 2.

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