Kirkcaldy company unveils new range of animal-themed homeware products

A Kirkcaldy business has unveiled a new range of homewares designed in Fife.

Thursday, 18th March 2021, 4:07 pm
Set of whisky stones, part of the new range from Kirkcaldy based Just Slate

The Just Slate Company, based at Selbrae House in Mitchelston Industrial Estate, has launched its ‘Keep Buzzin’ range based around the theme of bees - as well as other country animals.

All the products are designed in Fife, and many are made here too.

Just Slate’s parent company, Selbrae House, was started in 2006 by Donny Carstairs whose family were originally Fife farmers.

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The company designs and produces homewares and gifts from their base in Kirkcaldy.

Selbrae House remains very much a family company with Donny at the helm, his sister Emma is the designer, his brother leads production and the parents are also still involved.

Just Slate’s homewares include mats, coasters, serving boards and trays, candles, and glasses. Another brand, Scottish Made was launched a few years later and is a range of etched wooden home and tableware all produced from sustainable wood which comes from a social enterprise project in the Kingdom.

They employ 24 employees for Just Slate and have a turnover around £2.5 million.

Many of its products are sold through gifts shops, department stores, and tourist outlets around the world, as well as online.

The company’s new range includes products with three lifelike bumble bees etched onto them - including a table runner, coaster and place mat sets, serving tray, and a breakfast set.

It has also launched a set of six stag engraved whisky stones packaged in a velvet bag and gift box.

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