• 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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  • Who made my clothes?

    At Mix Max HQ, we believe in full transparency within our brand, we have expanded on our ‘Craftsmanship behind our Mixter Maxter Collection’ blog & film from last year to show your more details behind our collections. Starting on the Northern Archipelagoes of Orkney where we are based & where the majority of our knitwear […]

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  • Inspiration

    A new design can start from anything that sparks our imagination.  It can be something we see everyday, from the rural farmland on the way to the local airport, to St Magnus Cathedral which we pass on our way to the studio or our coastal harbour in Kirkwall, to something which we encounter on our […]

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  • Sustainability and the Environment

      Here at Mixter Maxter knitwear our design launches haven’t always fit the usual fashion calendar, fast-fashion or ever changing trends. A lot of time and creative energy goes into hand making our designs – from paper to products.  Products that are not only functional, but add some colour to your everyday lives.  Coco Chanel […]

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