UKFT Member Spotlight: Mackintosh
Mackintosh’s storied heritage dates back to 1823 at the dawn of the industrial revolution, when Scottish chemist Charles Macintosh invented a new method of waterproofing cotton. His discovery hailed the beginning of textile coating technology and revolutionized outerwear design with the birth of the Mackintosh coat, or “Mac” as it became known.
Two centuries later, our signature bonded cotton coat continues to be made using the same original methods in our workshop outside Glasgow, Scotland. Each coat is made purely by hand and worked on individually from start to finish by the same master craftsman
Due to the labour-intensive handcraftsmanship required, only a limited number of garments are produced each year. The extraordinary time, effort and thought that goes into each coat is precisely what makes a Mackintosh so special. Every piece is finished to the very highest quality, built to endure modern lifestyles yet remaining ever faithful to the techniques established nearly 200 years ago.
Today, Mackintosh continues to be synonymous with its outerwear products, but also with the introduction of new collections, including the Mackintosh Mainline and Collaborations with some of the world’s leading fashion houses.