Textiles social enterprise moves into Fife town with promise of 'green' jobs

A Scottish social enterprise focused on sustainable textiles has picked a Fife town for its new home and pledged to create “green” jobs.

Kalopsia Collective, which is headed up by husband-and-wife partnership Adam Robertson and Nina Falk, has moved to premises in Dunfermline. Its expansion will create two jobs immediately, with a further 15 machinist roles to be created over a longer period.

The 8,000-square-foot premises will allow the social enterprise - a batch product manufacturer, focused on offering “sustainable and ethical alternatives” for apparel and accessories - to work with larger clients on bigger scale orders.

Robertson said: “Our new premises in Dunfermline will give us the space we need to grow, but also to produce clear production lines and ultimately become more efficient.”

Kalopsia Collective, which is headed up by Nina Falk and Adam Robertson, has moved to premises in Dunfermline.

Falk added: “We were also keen to move to Fife because of the region’s textiles history and liked the connotation of creating new textile jobs in the region. That’s our hope - to create two machinist jobs immediately, then a further couple, and build up to a team of 23 machinists over a longer timescale.

“Our move to Fife is going to open so many more doors. We look forward to growing our team, developing our offering, increasing our turnover year-on-year whilst remaining sustainable.”

Fife Council's economic development team, under the banner of InvestFife, has worked closely with the venture to secure its move to Fife.

Councillor Altany Craik said: “Fife has a long association with the textiles industry, so it’s extremely exciting to hear that Kalopsia Collective has chosen Dunfermline for its new home.”

Kalopsia Collective has been based in Leith.

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