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All Reviews

Based on 590 reviews

Omg, it's definitely worth the wait

Amazing, unique, beautiful. ....

Live Look Book Nights
James Davidosn
Absolutely Fabulous

A very special service with genuine care and attention to detail by Clare
Absolutely Fabulous shop with so many different recycled material used for bags and purses l great place for special gifts
Thank you for coming to Inverness ❤️

For the Planet 🌏

Glorious reason for the creation of the weave and making the jumper.
Cold weather knocking at our door in Australia, brrrr - perfect timing to wear this statement piece, mmm. Thank you 🙌

Real & Rare Loom Link Keyring
Linda O (Seattle, US)
A great piece of history

I was so fortunate to meet Clare, tour the mill and buy my coat there last September, 2023. So, when this key became available I jumped on it. It is packaged with thought to sustainability and humor and was delivered quickly to the U.S. I am more than pleased!

Real & Rare Loom Link Keyring
LindaRae (Baker, US)
Loom Link Keychain

I received my keyring and love it.

Beautiful cloth and beautifully assembled

An inheritance.

My brother wears my Granddad's kilt and I am wondering if my daughter may one day inherit mine! Beautiful material, nothing like the horrendous school kilt of my youth, smooth, warm and a delight to wear. While I loved some of the other colours available the black is very versatile and can be worn casually or dressed up. The cut is also incredibly flattering, the length practical, not sure what more you could ask of a skirt?!

Karin Feichtner (Heilbronn, DE)

Absolutely stunning piece of cloth, made with a lot of love and by heart- I've already worn it several times and IT will be my favourite for sure. Not cheap but worth every penny. Would be great if the shipping to Germany wouldn't be that expensive. Thank you so much for your passion!

Maxi Kilt X Limited Edition X Rebel Generation

Fantastic. Beautifully made. Perfect fit as custom made item. Wool is so cosy and soft. Definitely recommend this company. 🥰

Mean-More Mittens
Anonymous (Greensboro, US)
Review of Prickly Thistle

Gloves are average quality. Order did not arrive until after Christmas. They arrived January 2, 2024. I feel the profanity used on your website is unprofessional and a poor business practice. I will not purchase from your company again.

Hey Jerry

Thank you so much for your review and we love every bit of feedback amazing customers take time to share with us. We proudly make public every single review, keeping it real is something we feel really passionate about. So sorry that you think the gloves are average quality for the £30 price tag, and also for the later than expected delivery. We received your order on the 19th December and shipped it on the 21st December using Royal Mail delivery option that you selected. Sadly we can indeed see it only reached you on the 2nd January, please accept our sincere apologies for this. We will make sure that everyone is aware that delays may be incurred during the incredibly busy holiday period. We absolutely taken on board your comments about our website, we try to articulate passion for change, a sense of humour and professionalism. We are a very small company, trying our best to disrupt for a more ethical future for all and we have to admit we get a little frustrated with greenwashing, but we certainly do not want to offend anyone. Thank you for your support with this purchase, from the rebellious Scottish Highlands, Best wishes Clare x

Mean-More Mittens
Erin Rose (Weatherford, US)
So great we bought two pair!!!

Prickly Thistle stands for everything we believe in as a customer and Clare’s vision and her team go above and beyond to make incredible clothing and these gloves were exactly what we needed for our cold mornings and warm afternoons here in Weatherford, Texas! We look forward to many years of supporting this great business and enjoying our visits to Scotland!

A dark whisky

This beautiful piece is a little bit of a disappointment only because the whiskey color is more of a mustard color. Had I known the yellow was this dark I would not have ordered this, as I coveted a golden or honey color much more than this yellow. Still, it IS beautiful and I will wear it and enjoy it. It’s a cautionary tale for how colors appear on our devices. Next time I might ask for direct feedback with regard to color tones. I continue to love and support this company to all I can❤️

Wonderful fabric, design and handwork! I will be back for more!&


Gorgeous jumper, made to measure. Fantastic customer service.

Perfect comfy cozy scarf

The scarf is so unbelievably warm. Beautifully made.

Lovely, cosy and warm

My Banner scarf has a wonderful colour. Like rays of sunshine in cold cloudy days. The weaving is excellent and the material keeps me warm. It was a nice moment when I opened my parcel and found such a lovely scarf in it.

25% Deposit Batch 3/2023X - Hoodie

I knew it would be soft, but I didn't expect it to be so silky soft. It was well worth the wait, I absolutely love it! If I could change one Minto thing with it, it would be the hood. I feel like it's way too big. If the material was folded a 1/2 inch into itself around the edges, then sewn it would sit perfectly 🥰 This is likely only my issue, though, because I have a small head, hahaha.
The fit is perfect! They ask for your measurements so that it will fit custom to you.
If you're debating buying this hoodie or whichever style you're looking at, trust me, it is worth the price and wait time. I plan to buy a kilt in the future. I'm not a dressor skirt person, but their kilt for women looks like a blanket of cozy, and if it's like the hoodie I just got, it will be just as amazing. ❤️

PRE-ORDER Climate Stripes Fabric
Martina Hofmann (Cologne, DE)
Best fabric ever touched

The climate stripes fabric is nothing which can be compared with any fabric being produced
and sold from a mass-production.
Touching it, you feel the freedom and smell of the Scottish Highlands❣️
Tha e a' cur na Gaidhealtachd an cuimhne mo chridhe ❣️❣️❣️

Very Important Rebel (VIR) Membership
Ruth Kroon (Anchorage, US)
Absolutely in love with quality and amazing softness!

Proud to support an amazing team that produces such quality pieces. My kilt, scarf and hat, have been keeping me warm with style during this Alaskan winter.

A glorious garment that makes you feel good

I’m of a stern belief that clothing is not only to shield one from the elements, but also to boost the wearers confidence and mood furthermore serving as a medium for self expression. This kilt does exactly that for me and I take great joy in wearing it. The quality of the fabric is immaculate, the garment construction shows great care to detail and it shows the passion that went into bringing the kilt to this world. Proudly own and wear this one, will definitely expand my collection further!

Mill Tour
Andrea Bouma (Prosser, US)
Awesome company

I've been sharing with everyone I can how cool this brand is. The fabrics are ultra high quality, designs gorgeous, and most importantly the company has a soul. Clare and her team are moving mountains to improve the supply chain of textiles to be natural fibers and have built a community around it.

Jumper X Dress X Limited Edition X Black Elements
Cynthia Robichaux (Lexington, US)
Fan from Kentucky, USA

I love and respect everything about you. Your quality, your mission, your humanity and environmentalism. I only wish I were closer so I could come visit. I discovered you from the program with Miriam and Allan, Lost in Scotland. Love the dress, the mix of traditional and modern. I’ll need some winter pants now. Thank you for changing our world. Cheers to the great Oscar Wild♥️

The WildRobe

This coat is absolutely stunning. Having visited these amazing women in June I had coveted this coat. I'm so happy to have this coat and to support this business.

25% Deposit Batch 3/2023X - Hoodie
Stacey Mclelland (Tain, GB)

What can I say! Beautiful product, wool is lovely and soft, beautifully presented with coat hanger and cute tote bag as an extra surprise. Did run a wee bit smaller than expecting so I am planning to have someone measure me rather than DIY next time. Customer service were beyond lovely. Thank you team Prickly x

Our Mill & Rebel Row Store

You can visit us either at our Mill (select days only) or at our retail store in the Highland Capital, Inverness.

Please check out our VISIT US page for more info!

The Bad-Ass Story of our Existence

Where did it all begin, the why then, the why now and the future of why not?