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dc.contributor.authorMcHattie, Lynn-Sayersen_UK
dc.contributor.authorChampion, Katherineen_UK
dc.contributor.authorBroadley, Caraen_UK
dc.description.abstractThis article explores design innovation approaches in the creative economy in the Northern Isles of Scotland, specifically, the Shetland archipelago, focusing on the textiles sector. Shetland has a rich history of craft work, including Fair Isle knitting and lace making. We contend that the value of cultural assets in contributing to the creative economy is underexamined and that there is a paucity of understanding of the innovative potential of craft and creative practitioners in the region. The insights presented are derived from Innovation from Tradition workshops, which aimed to reframe the creative economy within an island context, elicit knowledge surrounding local cultural assets and explore the innovative capabilities of creative practitioners. We reflect on how a design innovation approach allowed us to garner the collective wisdom held in communities and foreground the focal themes of practice, place and people.en_UK
dc.publisherUniversity of Prince Edward Islanden_UK
dc.relationMcHattie L, Champion K & Broadley C (2018) Craft, textiles, and cultural assets in the Northern Isles: innovation from tradition in the Shetland Islands. Island Studies Journal, 13 (2), pp. 39-54.
dc.rightsIsland Studies Journal (ISJ) is committed to the principles of open access (OA), as outlined in the IFLA Statement on Open Access to Scholarly Literature and Research Documentation: The author(s) and copyright holder(s) grant(s) to all users a free, irrevocable, world-wide, perpetual (for the lifetime of the applicable copyright) right of access to, and a licence to copy, use, distribute, perform and display the work publicly and to make and distribute derivative works in any digital medium for any reasonable purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship, as well as the right to make small numbers of printed copies for their personal use.en_UK
dc.subjectcreative economyen_UK
dc.subjectcultural assetsen_UK
dc.subjectdesign innovationen_UK
dc.subjectShetland Islandsen_UK
dc.titleCraft, textiles, and cultural assets in the Northern Isles: innovation from tradition in the Shetland Islandsen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.citation.jtitleIsland Studies Journalen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationGlasgow School of Arten_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationCommunications, Media and Cultureen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationGlasgow School of Arten_UK
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