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Fabric of Scotland Book | The Story of Johnstons of Elgin

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Fabric Of Scotland Book | The Story Of Johnstons Of Elgin In
Fabric Of Scotland Book | The Story Of Johnstons Of Elgin In
Fabric Of Scotland Book | The Story Of Johnstons Of Elgin In

Fabric of Scotland Book | The Story of Johnstons of Elgin

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The book 'Fabric of Scotland' tells the history of Johnstons of Elgin from 1797 to 2018. An astonishing 221 years of history. A family business owned by just two families.

Learn about the innovative ways the company operates using the latest technology, at times making its own machines.

Research for the book was carried out by Ian Urquhart, Johnstons Chairman, a Director since 1981 and Chairman since 2001. Ian has extensive knowledge of Scottish and local history.

The author is Janet Rae, a journalist with a keen interest in textile manufacturing.

The book includes a Foreword from HRH, Anne, Princess Royal who commends the company's continuous investment in innovative machinery and the development of their workforce.

128 pages with 90 images, most in full colour

Size Guide

Please note measurements are in inches, and can vary slightly from garment to garment due to our hand finishing processes.

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Care Guide

Look after your fabric

Lavish a little love on your favourite things

It only takes a little extra care to make sure your Johnstons of Elgin cashmere keeps its trademark softness for many, many years to come.


Wearing your cashmere for the first time

When you first wear your new garment you may find small balls of fibre or 'pills' forming on the surface. These are not a fault or indication of inferior quality but are simply loose fibres tangling together where the garment has been rubbing. They can easily be removed by hand or with our cashmere de-pilling comb. Once removed, your garment will actually consolidate and become softer. You can browse our full collection of care products here.


Handwashing and dry-cleaning

Cashmere knitwear can be hand washed or dry-cleaned. We recommend hand washing your knitwear following these simple guidelines and dry cleaning woven items such as scarves or blankets.


Hand wash in lukewarm water (35°C) using Johnstons Cashmere Shampoo. Gently squeeze the suds through the fabric, taking care not to rub the garment too much as this may cause shrinkage and increase pilling. Rinse the garment in cool clean water, squeezing gently without twisting or wringing. A short light spin in a spin dryer will help remove most of the water.


Smooth the garment back into shape, gently coaxing any facings or trims back to the correct size, and dry naturally away from direct heat such as radiators and sunlight. Ideally the garment should be dried flat on a clean towel. When dry, press lightly with a cool iron.


Under no circumstances should the garment be tumble-dried.


Following these instructions, your garment will preserve its shape and luxurious touch for many years - the hallmarks of the very best cashmere.

Delivery & Returns

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We want you to be absolutely delighted with your purchase. If for any reason you are not, we offer a generous 28 day returns policy & COMPLIMENTARY RETURNS SERVICE within the United States of America. Find out more about our Returns policy