The Mackintosh or raincoat is a form of waterproof raincoat, first sold in 1824, made out of rubberised fabric. The Mackintosh is named after its Scottish inventor Charles Macintosh.
Begg & Co
Begg & Co draws on both a long history of weaving expertise and all that modern technology has to offer, honouring tradition, embracing innovation, making a marriage of the two.
The company was established in 1866 in the Scottish town of Paisley, priding itself on technical prowess, skilled craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail. Today, nearly a century and a half later, these principles hold fast. Combining time-honoured traditional weaving and finishing methods with cutting-edge production techniques, Begg & Co handcrafts exquisite scarves, stoles and throws that are a pleasure to touch, wear and own.
The story of the Ettinger family is a remarkable success story. Constantly reinventing themselves throughout the ups and downs of 20th century Europe, they have built one of the best luxury leather goods companies in the world and have anchored it positively for the next 100 years!