Freckles Designs is a small business based in Central Scotland designing and handcrafting products for you and your dog. All our products are made by Freckles Designs and we specialise in making Microfibre Towelling Drying Coats - a must have for any dog that loves the outdoors.
I'm Angela Torrance and I created Freckles Designs in 2011. It developed from making drying coats to raise funds for Springer Rescue for Scotland and then, as the word spread about the Drying Coats and orders began flooding in, my creative brain kicked in and new ideas started developing and so Freckles Designs was born. I haven't forgotten the roots of Freckles Designs though and I continue to support Springer Rescue for Scotland and donate a percentage of profits each year to the rescue.
The business is named after my first dog Freckles, a Springer Spaniel who sadly passed away due to lung cancer aged just 7 years old in 2012, but her memory and inspiration lives on through Freckles Designs.
I am originally from Yorkshire, but moved to Scotland for University and have lived in Scotland ever since, settling in Alloa with my husband and our two rescue spaniels Ollie and Alfie, both adopted through Springer Rescue for Scotland. We also have a Hungarian Wirehaired Viszla called Ruadhan.
I have a Finance Degree with Honours from Dundee University and also a Masters degree in Construction Financial Management from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh and have worked in the Financial Services sector and as a Quantity Surveyor, but it is creating and making things that I really enjoy. I started knitting from a very early age and inherited my first sewing machine when I was 8 years old. I have always loved making things and so decided to combine my love of all things creative with my love of dogs through Freckles Design.
As well as working full time on the business, I also have 2 part-time staff and, as everything is handmade in Scotland, Freckles Designs is also able to provide a Made to Measure service to ensure that the items are a great fit whether they be a new coat for your dog or a new cover for their crate. Bespoke orders are also considered, just send me an email in the first instance.
I still have lots of ideas for new products, and am always open to suggestions, so keep popping back or follow me on social media to keep updated with all the news.
Thanks for looking,