Feverfew Garden wins Scottish EDGE award

Orkney-based garden wear business wins Young Edge award in Scotland’s funding competition aimed at identifying and supporting entrepreneurial talent.

Rachel Eunson of FeverFew Garden Wear winning Scottish Edge award
credit:Feverfew Garden Company

The Scottish EDGE competition funded by the Hunter Foundation, the Royal Bank of Scotland, the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise and private donors, has to date supported 569 early-stage Scottish businesses with over £23m in award funding.

Feverfew Garden Company, based in Orkney was founded by Rachel Eunson in 2020. The company was born out of a simple need for practical gardening wear for women. According to the entrepreneur, the company specialises in garden wear designed for women – by women. The range is currently focused on gardening gloves, for which the young company already received the ‘Best Buy’ nod from gardenersworld.com.

Eunson won the ‘Young EDGE’ funding of £10,000 as the judges found her to be an impressive founder “who has identified a gap in the market and brought the product to sales with a strong social impact.”

Eunson said: “I am delighted to win this Scottish EDGE funding award and receive such positive feedback from an esteemed panel of judges. I founded Feverfew Garden Company after being unable to find a pair of gardening gloves that were functional, well-fitted and designed to my tastes. After months of research and development, our Feverfew Original Women’s Gardening Gloves were designed to be the perfect summer all-rounder, providing the best possible balance of style, functionality and fit. I’ve been overwhelmed with how popular they have been since our launch in June and can’t wait to develop more products for our growing community of customers.”

Evelyn McDonald, CEO of Scottish EDGE said: “Rachel’s pitch had our Young EDGE judging panel asking that age-old question of ‘why hasn’t someone thought of this before?’. Feverfew is a perfect example of a business that has addressed a seemingly simple market need with the required determination to undertake a not-so-simple route to market. We’re delighted to support Feverfew’s journey at these early stages, and I look forward to watching the business’ growth in the years ahead.”