Just six months ago, Kalopsia Collective relocated to Dunfermline, which has proven to be a catalyst for growth.
The Scottish accessory and apparel manufacturer, like the rest of the textiles industry, experienced a downturn in the first quarter of 2022, but in the last three months, business has never been busier. A handful of new collaborations and partnerships have been secured, with one new contract worth £6 million annually, once production is at full capacity. As a result, two new members of staff are being recruited.
Much of this success, its owners, Adam Robertson and Nina Falk, put down to their new premises in Fife. The Gardeners’ Street facility is eight times the size of its previous unit, giving them the space to create, but also to engage new clients.
Adam Robertson spoke to fbm Update. He said:
“Moving to Fife has been instrumental to our growth. Our bigger facility has enabled us to compete for new projects, and we now need to build the team, to support this expansion.
“We also have plans to improve our production facilities to bring about further efficiencies, as well as
introducing new product ranges, including outerwear for men, whilst continuing to seek innovative ways of utilising waste streams. Our website is currently being revamped, so it’s a busy, and exciting time!”
Kalopsia Collective is a client of Business Gateway Fife, with adviser, Samir Rhazali, supporting with its cashflow and financial projections in this growth period. Fife Council Economic Development is also working closely with Adam and Nina, making appropriate introductions to organisations and businesses in Fife.