Portugese duo making waves in Scotland

Lita Oliveira and Martine Teresa are two remarkable women – both talk of lives worthy of an on-screen drama, both have experienced desperate lows and exhilarating highs, both spent their formative years in Portugal (although orginating from different countries) both found redemption and purpose through the arts and both are now popular sellers at the Scottish Design Exchange in Leith’s Ocean Terminal. And, both claim the shop as their saviour.

“We were struggling to make a living from our jewellery, says Lita, ‘market after market, stall holder rivalries, high rents, low returns. It was tough and although we had our moments, it was only when we were introduced to Lynzi at the Scottish Design Exchange that things really started f