• History of the Pompom

    While attending one of our Pompom social events recently (more about these here –https://mixtermaxter.com/mixter-maxter-pompom-social-product-launch/)  one of the participants gave us a little bit of history about the humble Pom-pom.  Knowing a little but not a lot about the origins of this seeming decorative item we went on to investigated and here is what we found […]

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  • Mixter Maxter Pompom Social Product Launch

    This coming winter designer Kirsteen Stewart launches a new product range, after working together with local WRI groups to create a collection of accessories. The proceeds from which will go towards supporting elderly people in the community through Age Scotland Orkney. Through her newest brand, Mixter Maxter Knitwear, fashion designer Kirsteen Stewart has been working […]

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  • Peedie Me

    Mixter Maxter twists and headbands for your Peedie Me. Peedie – Orcadian word for small If you would like any of our knitwear in a smaller size for your children, so your Mixter Maxter knitwear can match all you have to do is get in touch with your request. We created our new kids collection with […]

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  • Colour Inspiration

    There is a serious love of colour here at the Mixter Maxter studio and we are always looking for new ways to add colour to your everyday lives.  Earlier this year we looked at the inspiration behind our collections for Fashion Revolution week to share more transparency behind what we do and who makes our […]

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  • Mixter Maxter Menswear

    Written by Martin Turner. I am originally from Orkney but I am now studying  fashion design at Heriot Watt University. I love my course it allows me to be creative and technical in the work that I do. We are taught not just how to design a garment but we are also how to make it from […]

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  • Orkney words –

    On our Northern Archipelago of Orkney, Scots is the language which is spoken, however some of our words & dialect are unique to our islands.  It’s similar in many parts to our neighbouring islands of Shetland, but not quite the same.  The language spoken on Orkney is called Orcadian. Norse was spoken in Orkney when […]

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  • Pom-pom social party with Age Scotland Orkney

    Last week we piloted our latest charity collaboration with Age Scotland Orkney – our first Pom-Pom social Party.  Always keen to support and work with local charities, this year we wanted to help with more than a donation of money by volunteering our time and providing a social opportunity for those who also wanted to volunteer theirs.  We […]

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  • Functional design for the everyday

    Looking beyond the colour and patterns found in our knitwear, the raw materials used to create them and the people who put these together, our products have a practical element where they enable you to enjoy the outdoors & an active lifestyle without comprising on style or the environment.  Don’t just take our word for […]

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  • Why we also love Cashmere

    Cashmere is warmer than lambswool but shares many of the same qualities.  It’s lightweight, breathable, hydrophobic, insulating, odour resistant and seriously soft to the touch.  So soft, we liken it to being wrapped in a marshmallow, it’s the softest material to wear next to your skin especially more delicate areas such as the chin and […]

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  • We love lambswool and here is why

    I know this may sound obvious, but we LOVE lambswool!  It’s hard not too!  This naturally innovative material has been around for centuries and is still renowned for it’s warmth, flexibility and strength.  Proven historically through it’s functionality with fishermen and mountaineers to the continued wear today especially amongst those in extreme sports. Expanding on our […]

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