Contemporary textiles inspired by the environment

Contemporary textiles business Hume Sweet Hume creates an exclusive range of interior and fashion accessories, inspired by the pristine environment of the remote island of Westray.

Formed in 1998, the company represents the vision of sisters and art school graduates, Lizza and Jenna Hume, who shared a determination to build a successful enterprise in their island birthplace.

Combining Lizza’s textile design expertise with Jenna’s fine art background, the Hume Sweet Hume range is innovative and functional. Strongly influenced by the colours and textures of the Westray landscape, but always on trend, the firm’s collection of cushions, bags, scarves, hats and wraps reflect the sisters’ desire to push the boundaries of knitting, weaving, embroidery and felting.

All of Hume Sweet Hume’s products are handmade locally with the highest quality natural fibres, many of which are specially imported to Westray from Italy.

Since launching the company, which is based in a former chip shop in Pierowall Village, Lizza and Jenna have seen a steady increase in demand for their work. In addition to sales from their shop in Westray and website, Hume Sweet Hume supplies a growing number of outlets in Orkney, mainland Scotland and further afield.