Misneach (pronounced mish-noch) is Gaelic for courage. It’s taken a lot of courage (for so many reasons) to begin this venture. I live in North Glengarry, Ontario, Canada, which has Scottish roots, back to the Highland Clearances (and is also home to the North American Pipe Band Championships). I also have Scottish ancestors (as well as English, Irish and German). Misneach, then, is a fitting name.
I am a lapsed lawyer that wanted to explore a more creative life. I have always loved clothing and accessories. I've combined that with my fascination with all things Celtic, and have produced something very special.
My Celtic inspired creations are all handmade, one at a time, by me in my home studio just outside of Maxville, Ontario. I’ve sourced HARRIS TWEED and tartan directly from the weavers in Scotland. I like to support other small businesses in my own business and I buy most of my other supplies, like leather, fabric and hardware from a variety of small, independent businesses across Canada.