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The Balmoral Hotel - Edinburgh

The Balmoral Hotel - Edinburgh

We are excited to announce - The Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh is now an official partner and stockist of our complete Rams Head product collection.
On display in the hotel foyer, you are able to purchase directly at the reception. 
The Balmoral Hotel is a 5* luxury hotel based in the heart of Scotland’s capital city, at No. 1 Princes Street.
The jewel in the crown of the Rocco Forte hotel group - a company with an equally intriguing Scottish/Italian background.
Ashire® creates luxury lifestyle accessories. All products are handmade using exceptional Italian craftsmanship and are characterised by simplicity, functionality and the finest Scottish textiles.


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Are you on the A-list?

Are you on the A-list?

Nine brands which we admire that begin with the letter A.

 1) Aperol Aperitivo time at the Aperol Terrazza over-looking the Duomo in Milan is the place to enjoy a well earned spritz, especially during those hot and humid Milanese summer months.

2) Aesop Our No1 travel partner and the first items to be included in our wash bag. 

3) Asahi We love Japan and hope to return in the not so distant future. Looking forward to a refreshingly cold Asahi beer partnering an authentic, finely crafted, Katsu curry.

4) Air Stream 

Picture Courtesy - www.doityourselfrv.com/english-airstream-evangelist/

Camping in uber style! One day we will own one of these beautifully crafted luxury trailers.

5) Alessi The next time you are in Italy, make the time to visit the Alessi factory shop at their head quarters in Omegna. Situated north of the Lago Di Orta (our favourite lake) in the Piemonte region. We recommend you re-fuel with a well earned aperitivo taking-in stunning views of the Island of Silence also known as - Isola di San Giulio.

6) Apple We are made for apple, they provide the tools for our trade.  Obsessively designed digital devices, perfect to build a range of luxury accessories around. 

7) Auchentoshan 
The Auchentoshan distillery is a short drive away from the Ashire Head Quarters. We are privileged indeed. Founded in 1823, Auchentoshan produces a fine range of single malts right on our doorstep. #visitscotland

8) AsicsPicture Courtesy - http://womensrunning.competitor.com/

This year we travel to Barcelona in March for the Barcelona marathon, and supporting us when we get there will be our favourite Asics running shoes. Domo Arigato! 

9) Ashire 
Designed in Scotland x Made in Italy, It may not be right to say that we admire ourselves, but it wouldn’t be correct if we didn’t include ourselves in this A-List. We are a new brand, and we are dedicated to develop beautifully functional luxury travel accessories. Bring Your A Game.

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The start of A journey.

The start of A journey.

A couple of years ago I was working as an industrial designer in a multi national corporation located about 70 kilometres north of Milan. This particular journey was coming to an end.

Having lived in Italy for 5 years, returning to the Scotland would not be an easy transition, how could I continue without experiencing the 'bella vita'? The old cliches ring so true; the passion of the Italian people, some of the finest food I have ever tasted and not to forget the spectacular scenery combined with Italy's 'Alpi' weather system that provides true seasonal form.

I was searching for opportunities to break away from corporate life and develop my own story.  A story that could combine the best of both worlds, a story that would combine my homeland, Scotland, with the draw to visit Italy on a regular basis a feasible reality. A friend that I had worked with invited me to help her and her business partner build an exhibition stand for their new collection of leather goods at the Mipel leather goods show in Milan in 2014. This was the beginning of a new journey and ultimately the start of Ashire Lifestyle Goods Co. being created.

Being a product designer, I have always had an interest in how things are made. After working with plastics for so many years, the novelty of working with a beautiful natural material was refreshing. The possibilities of creating a whole new world of exciting products were being conjured up in my mind.

Fast forward to today. Ashire are proud to present to the world our first product range, the range is composed of four travel accessory products. An iPad mini holder, an iPhone holder, a passport holder and a credit card holder. The richly coloured and beautifully textured Rams Head fabric takes centre stage, paired with a hard wearing trim of Scottish performance grade leather in six complimentary colours.

My journey to get to this point has not been without patches of turbulence, however my desire to create products from raw materials of my homeland and combine this with the best Italian craftsmanship has kept the train firmly on it's tracks. 

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