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The Art of Style

The Art of Style

Style meets functionality this season, with our unique menswear pieces. Whether your signature style is classic, contemporary or eclectic, you can style our luxurious Cashmere and Merino Wool products to fit the aesthetic. Build your outfit with lightweight layers or buckle up in an eye-catching Trench Coat for a look that offers performance as well as polish.
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Why Choose Lambswool

Why Choose Lambswool

High-quality fibres are the essential ingredient in our unique, timeless designs, and with 222 years of experience behind us, we are known the world over for our incredibly fine Cashmere and Merino Wool. Our sumptuous Lambswool fibres are every bit as noteworthy, another of the super-soft yarns featuring in our rich history that remain just as relevant today.
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Prue White: Christmas Gift Guide

Prue White: Christmas Gift Guide

For me anyway, Christmas is starting early this year. I am normally the first to argue that the twelve days of Christmas are quite enough, but this year, I believe we all need the cheer to start prematurely to help us get through an increasingly bleak winter lockdown.
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SFA - Teaching The Next Generation

SFA - Teaching The Next Generation

Johnstons of Elgin founded the first course in Sustainable Pasture Management, through the SFA, in 2018. This course, in the Khenti region of Mongolia, teaches sustainable herding methods to the children of nomadic herders. It combines modern sustainability theories with the traditional skills passed down through generations which are embedded within their centuries-old nomadic culture.
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Behind the Design: A Christmas Story

Behind the Design: A Christmas Story

Give a gift that tells a story this Christmas, with a unique piece from our Origins collection. From the heart of Scotland to the high plains of Peru, this season’s collection features innovative interpretations of the most traditional of patterns, in the softest Cashmere and Merino Wool fibres. Are you sitting comfortably? Then we will begin to explore textiles, textures and techniques from the homes of our fibres, as we take a look behind our Origins designs.
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The Sustainable Fibre Alliance - Meet The Herders

The Sustainable Fibre Alliance - Meet The Herders

Johnstons of Elgin is a founding member of the Sustainable Fibre Alliance (SFA), a non-profit organisation working with the extended Cashmere supply chain, from herders to retailers. The SFA works with communities in Mongolia to provide training, restore grassland and help ensure animal welfare. Here, we invite you to meet the herders and gain an insight into life in the Mongolian mountains.
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Travelling Solo - The Once-In-A-Lifetime Trip Behind Our Latest Collection

Travelling Solo - The Once-In-A-Lifetime Trip Behind Our Latest Collection

Johnstons of Elgin's Senior Designer Jenny Smith decided to challenge herself, by making a solo trip to a culture very different from her own. Led by her love of textiles and an interest in the unique patterns and weaving techniques of South America, she took a break from work and set off on a six-month adventure, discovering as much as she could about how people live in the home of our fine Vicuña fibres, and a little about herself along the way. On her return, this season’s ‘Origins’ collection was born.
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Slow Luxury - A Collection 223 Years In The Making

Slow Luxury - A Collection 223 Years In The Making

The highest quality craftsmanship takes time, and there is no better example than our Autumn Winter 2020 collection ‘Origins’, inspired by the origins of our fine fibres and our own rich Scottish heritage. This season’s effortlessly stylish pieces embody Slow Luxury – the process of taking our time to create authentic, well-crafted pieces that will last for more than a lifetime.
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UKFT Manufacturing Heroes - Jackie Dean

UKFT Manufacturing Heroes - Jackie Dean

Jackie Dean is a raw materials technician in quality assurance at Johnstons of Elgin, in charge of fibre testing of all the company’s cashmere and wool. She is known in the industry for being extremely precise and well respected for testing, which is largely done by hand and eye.
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Exploring Our Ancestry

Exploring Our Ancestry

A flavour of South America and Mongolia, homes of our precious Cashmere and Vicuna fibres, brings pattern, colour and texture to our latest collection, ‘Ancestry’.
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Evolution of Tweed

Evolution of Tweed

Some styles come and go over time, revived and reimagined after periods of semi-retirement. Tweed, on the other hand, has never so much as taken a holiday, instead transitioning from a heritage and performance fabric to a fashion essential, as revered by celebrities and style icons through the years as it has been by shooting parties and Highland ghillies. As our latest collection, ‘Contemporary Tweed’ hits our stores, we take a look at the incredible evolution of Tweed.
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The Chesterfield Coat

The Chesterfield Coat

You spoke, we listened. Such was the popularity of last year’s Sartorial Chesterfield Top Coat, revered by celebrities from Gary Barlow to Alistair Guy, we have reintroduced it for Autumn Winter 2020. So, what is it that makes our Chesterfield Coat such a crowd-pleaser?
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Cashmere Our Special Fibre

Cashmere Our Special Fibre

Nothing says luxury quite like soft, fine Cashmere whether it’s in the form of a jumper, a scarf or an elegant throw. With a wealth of Cashmere products on the market, at a wide range of prices, how can you determine the quality of what you’re buying? And what is it that makes our Cashmere so special?
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A Classic Stands The Test Of Time

A Classic Stands The Test Of Time

This season, we welcome David Fox as a guest writer to share his thoughts on our Timeless Classics and how they stand the test of time.
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From Countryside to Catwalk - Contemporary Tweed

From Countryside to Catwalk - Contemporary Tweed

First seen at London Fashion Week in February, our Contemporary Tweed capsule is the seed from which our seasonal collection, ‘Origins’ grew. These textural, graphic pieces tell the story of our own origins, in the heart of the Scottish countryside. But while tweed is traditionally used as a form of camouflage, our Autumn Winter designs do anything but blend into the background.
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Ombre Inspirations

Ombre Inspirations

Famous for the breathtaking views experienced by avid trekkers, and brimming with intriguing archaeological sites and charming mountain villages, Peru is also home to the Vicuña. We have worked with incredibly fine Vicuña fibres since 1849, and as a result, the country plays an essential role in the Johnstons of Elgin story. So, when our design team set out to create a unique collection for Autumn Winter 20/21, drawing on the origins of our brand’s fine fibres, South America was a standout contender.
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The Twinset - A Fashion Icon

The Twinset - A Fashion Icon

To celebrate the launch of our new women's Timeless Classics collection, featuring essential Cashmere and Merino Wool pieces, we asked guest Stylist and Creative Director Jo Hambro to put a spotlight on the iconic twinset. Styling model and TV presenter Lisa Butcher, and her daughter Olivia Donoso, Jo captured the essence of old Hollywood glamour along with the multi-generational appeal of the twinset.
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Style, Re-established

Style, Re-established

Our enduring, classic designs look great alone or layered for additional warmth. As we transition back, post-lockdown, to more face-to-face encounters, it's time to celebrate style, re-established.
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Generational Styling

Generational Styling

When it comes to effortless dressing, there is no such thing as a generation gap. Mother and daughter models Lisa Butcher and Oli Donoso demonstrate this perfectly in breathtaking images from our recent Generational Styling photoshoot. Both women channel 1950s Hollywood style in our Timeless Classics; simple, understated layering pieces, made with the world’s finest cashmere fibres.
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The Best of British

The Best of British

In these times of change, and while international travel remains restricted, there has never been a better time to focus on what’s close to home. With the ability to carry out all of our Cashmere and Merino Wool manufacturing processes in one location, Johnstons of Elgin continues to champion British craftsmanship; an example of the best of British brands.
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Transeasonal Dressing

Transeasonal Dressing

While we might still be enjoying the last few rays of the summer sun, the promise of a new school term points to cooler days ahead. But before you pack away your shades and sunscreen, we look at ways to bridge the gap between the seasons.
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The Eternal Style of Fine Fibres

The Eternal Style of Fine Fibres

Like many of us during lockdown, Walpole CEO Helen Brocklebank found herself reassessing her wardrobe, as work environments and social situations changed beyond all recognition. As we continue to roll with the ever-changing expectations of today’s world, the woman behind the voice of British luxury recommends quality over quantity. In a blog written exclusively for Johnstons of Elgin, Helen discusses back to work style and encourages us to choose timeless pieces that bring us joy.
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Introducing EveryYarn

Introducing EveryYarn

Sustainability and circularity are an essential part of today’s fashion and textiles industries, but at Johnstons of Elgin, the concepts are far from new to us. Circularity, relating to the reduction of waste and regeneration of resources, is inherent to our business. Our beautifully crafted designs are made using natural, renewable fibres inside our own Scottish mills, allowing us to maintain control over our manufacturing processes.
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Summer's Style Saviours - Merino Wool Separates

Summer's Style Saviours - Merino Wool Separates

Among the standout styles for summer are our lightweight Merino Wool separates, giving a fresh, clean edge to any outfit. Whether you're spending a sunny afternoon on the beach or dressing up for dinner with friends, these timeless, ultra-soft pieces will elevate your look.
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Gifts To Last A Lifetime

Gifts To Last A Lifetime

Our loved ones have never been so important to us. So, as that special occasion comes around, what better way to help them celebrate than with a touch of luxury? From our fine Cashmere and Merino Wool knitwear to our softest, lightweight accessories, we have the ideal gifts to show family and friends just how much they mean to you.
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Al Fresco Entertaining

Al Fresco Entertaining

Whilst we're not able to do much entertaining indoors, why not take the party outside and embrace Al fresco living.
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The Fabric of our Communities

The Fabric of our Communities

In these unusual and challenging times, we are delighted to have been able to support the hospital and primary care centres local to our Elgin mill, by supplying small batches of scrubs while they waited for NHS supplies.
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Supporting NHS Charities Together

Supporting NHS Charities Together

The vibrant spectrum of the rainbow inspired the optimistic ombré design of our Limited Edition Rainbow Scarf. This mood-boosting accessory is made with the softest Cashmere fibres, and for every Rainbow Scarf sold, we will donate £100 to NHS Charities Together, supporting the NHS, its employees, volunteers and patients in the UK.
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Polo Shirt Picks

Polo Shirt Picks

While Benedict Browne considers Pimms and strawberries and cream synonymous with this time of year, the London-based writer and stylist primarily associates summer with its sartorial nuances. In an exclusive blog for Johnstons of Elgin, Benedict waxes lyrical about his favourite seasonal piece, the polo shirt, from its origins to his 2020 wardrobe.
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Prue White: The Art of Colour in your Wardrobe

Prue White: The Art of Colour in your Wardrobe

Art enthusiast Prue White is finding new ways to indulge her passion for paintings while physically visiting galleries remains off limits. In the second in a series of exclusive blogs for Johnstons of Elgin, the London-based stylist talks about the benefits of a burst of colour and shares her styling tips for our Cubist-inspired Spring Summer collection, The Artist.
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Scarves and Sunflowers

Scarves and Sunflowers

It's no surprise that members of the Johnstons of Elgin team, working with the world's finest Cashmere and fine woollen products, have a keen interest in fashion. However, Marketing Executive Amber Lorimer takes it to the next level, spending much of her downtime styling and reworking her favourite looks and capturing them on camera.
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The Story Behind Our SS20 Colours

The Story Behind Our SS20 Colours

Our designers and dye house team work together to create the perfect tones for our products, a meticulous process that results in a delicate balance of light, dark and vibrant hues throughout all our departments. A good deal of thought goes into naming the dyes too, and this season's Cubist-inspired pieces, in Cashmere and Merino Wool, tell their own colour story.
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Floral Hand Intarsia Jumper

Floral Hand Intarsia Jumper

Beautiful things happen when artisanal craft and innovative technology combine. This season's Floral Hand Intarsia Jumper is just one example, taking original, hand painted artwork, traditional hand knitting skills and cutting-edge equipment, and creating a masterpiece in knit.
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Prue White: Editor's Picks

Prue White: Editor's Picks

The right choice of outfit and a splash of colour can really lift the spirits, even when you're working from home. In an exclusive blog for Johnstons of Elgin, The Times of London’s Style Director Prue White shares her favourite pieces from our Spring Summer collection and reveals the styling tips keeping her positive and productive.
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The Artist

The Artist

Our talented designers are the artists behind this collection, inspired by the work of 1930s greats such as Picasso and Delaunay. The journey from freehand sketches to our luxurious finished products has never been more apparent, with hand-painted patterns and striking, abstract designs recreated in ultra-soft Cashmere and Merino Wool.
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As Seen In The Rake

As Seen In The Rake

Highlights of our Autumn Winter '20 collection, Origins, make their pictorial debut in this month’s edition of The Rake.
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Gordon Castle

Gordon Castle

Our longest established trading relationship spans across three centuries and is based in the local community near our Elgin mill. Supporting trade locally has never been as important as it is now, and we are delighted to have supplied Estate Tweed and Tartan to Gordon Castle since the 1800s.
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Benedict Browne: Working From Home

Benedict Browne: Working From Home

London-based journalist and stylist Benedict Browne is taking a relaxed approach to dressing while he works from home. In an exclusive blog for Johnstons of Elgin, Benedict talks loungewear, craftsmanship and chocolate truffles.
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Transeasonal

Transeasonal

Relaxed, fluid silhouettes, rich textures and attention to detail define our elegant transeasonal collection.
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Benedict Browne: Gifting From Home

Benedict Browne: Gifting From Home

Writer, stylist and consultant Benedict Browne is focussing on the positives, as we all find ourselves spending more time at home. In a blog written exclusively for Johnstons of Elgin, Benedict reveals his top tips for coping with self-isolation, and the Cashmere and Merino Wool products bringing him comfort at home.
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Working From Home In Style

Working From Home In Style

Establishing a routine, defining your workspace and dressing for comfort as well as style are just some of the ways you can set yourself up for success when working from home. As many of us now find ourselves working remotely, we look at ways to improve your productivity and make home working a joy rather than a duty.
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Send Your Love

Send Your Love

Spending time apart from those we love can be challenging, as many of us adjust to a new way of living and working. While we reassess our routines and find ways to make our surroundings more comfortable, we are also mindful of friends and family members we can't be with.
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City Sophisticates

City Sophisticates

Sophisticated tailoring commands attention in our Spring Summer 20 collection, with smart, metropolitan styles for men and sculpted looks for women. Our City Sophisticates collection teams day-into-night pieces with lightweight layering items in Extra Fine Merino Wool, for confident, refined dressing. Striking abstract designs and unique, hand-painted patterns feature in the finest fibres, including the softest Cashmere and sumptuous Silk.
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London Fashion Week, February 2020

London Fashion Week, February 2020

Inspired by landscapes from around the globe, South American skylines and ice-capped Mongolian mountains, our Autumn Winter 20/21 collection brought cascades of colour to the catwalk at London Fashion Week this month. Our creative team looked back to go forward, exploring the origins of our fibres, reimagining long-established weaving techniques and reviving traditional fair isle jacquard prints, to bring together these unique and striking designs.
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AW19 In The Press

AW19 In The Press

As the temperature continues to drop, many of us are preparing to wrap up warm for winter walks, skiing holidays, or just staying cosy by the fire. As we move into what Country and Town House has affectionately called 'Cashmere Season', we take a look at what luxury fashion commentators have had to say about our Autumn Winter collection over the past few weeks.
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Cashmere For Babies

Cashmere For Babies

Our Cashmere is renowned for its luxurious, super soft handle and unrivalled warmth. Yet we are often asked if this incredibly fine fibre is suitable for babies. It's the ideal material to place next to your little one's delicate skin, making Cashmere hats, booties and cardigans the perfect newborn gift.
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Christmas Gifting

Christmas Gifting

They say the best things come in small packages. So what better pocket-sized presents to slip under the tree this Christmas than our luxurious, gift-boxed hats, gloves and socks, made with the world's finest, ultra-soft Cashmere.
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A Christmas Journey

A Christmas Journey

Where will you journey to this Christmas? For some of us, it's the time of year to board planes or trains to visit loved ones; for others it's a time to travel to another era, curled up on the sofa watching a black and white movie. Wherever you find yourself this Christmas, we have a little piece of luxury for you to enjoy along the way.
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Modern Heritage

Modern Heritage

'Modern Heritage' is a term often used to describe the balance between history and innovation that exists within our business. However, what does it mean to the families behind Johnstons of Elgin? We sat down with the great-granddaughters of the company's founder and owning families to find out what Modern Heritage means to them.
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The Little Details

The Little Details

Timeless luxury. Effortless style. Our exquisite products may be uncomplicated to style and wear but a great deal of time and craftsmanship goes into the production of each piece. In this predominantly digital age, it's easy to lose sight of the skill and personal touches that go into making the highest quality clothing and accessories. Exactly how many hands does it take to make a Johnstons of Elgin product?
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The Rarer Wools Woodcut Design

The Rarer Wools Woodcut Design

Our AW19 pieces feature original woodcut graphics from a 1940s Johnstons of Elgin archive journal – The Rarer Wools by E.S. Harrison. Illustrated by W.R. Lawson the imagery brings to life key themes within the journal which depicts and explores animals of the world with the rarest fibres.
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Effortless Everyday

Effortless Everyday

No longer reserved for Sundays relaxing on the sofa, loungewear has raised its game. Elevated athlux pieces can take you from the school run to a country walk or from a lunch date to a long-haul flight. Our Effortless Everyday collection embodies this season's practical, comfortable approach to styling without compromising on luxury.
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Celebrating 222 Years of Johnstons of Elgin

Celebrating 222 Years of Johnstons of Elgin

October 2019 marks Johnstons of Elgin's 222nd birthday, offering the chance to reflect on our rich and diverse history, spanning three centuries. While all those twos make for a perfectly balanced cake decoration, they also remind us that things often happen in twos within our business.
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Highlands & Islands Tourism Awards 2019 Finalists

Highlands & Islands Tourism Awards 2019 Finalists

We are incredibly proud to announce that Johnstons of Elgin have been named as finalists in the Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards 2019 (HITA 2019). The acclaimed accolades, now in their 15th year, identify, highlight and reward excellence throughout the hospitality industry within the Highlands and Islands.
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Celebrating Wool Week

Celebrating Wool Week

The Johnstons of Elgin and merino wool stories are closely intertwined, with merino sheep first introduced to Australia in 1797, the same year Alexander Johnston established our family company.
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Spring Summer 2020: "The Artist"

Spring Summer 2020: "The Artist"

Vivid colours and abstract art make a bold statement in our Spring Summer 20 collection, "The Artist". Inspired by the cubist art of Pablo Picasso, and other artists of the early 1930s, contrasts of textures and patterns create a unique collection that celebrates what we do best.
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Who Is Alistair Guy?

Who Is Alistair Guy?

Photographer and influencer Alistair Guy has an eye for detail. Experienced on both sides of the camera, he has contributed to a number of notable British fashion magazines including Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. As someone who looks for quality as well as design when it comes to fashion, the London-based style icon was the perfect choice to model our Autumn Winter 19 collection, inspired by the golden age of travel. We caught up with Alistair to talk trends, inspiration and career highlights.
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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Reducing clothing consumption by buying better quality garments and wearing them for longer is the single biggest change we can make to reducing the environmental impact of our wardrobe. Using natural animal fibres with inbuilt antibacterial properties also means less washing and lower temperature washing.
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Investing In People

Investing In People

People are at the heart of everything we do. In a world where businesses are increasingly office-focused, and processes are more becoming automated, we work hard to attract the right individuals into our hands-on apprenticeship programmes. We share skills passed down through generations, while providing training in cutting-edge technology, to allow our highly skilled craftsmen and women to produce the finest quality products.
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Fewer Chemicals

Fewer Chemicals

"Vertical" textile manufacturing is where each component of a product is supplied to the next stage in the process within a single location. As Scotland's only vertical mill, we dye, spin, weave and finish all our products on site. As a result, we have absolute control over what goes into our products and what goes out during our processes.
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Made In Scotland

Made In Scotland

We are proud of our rich Scottish heritage, and all stages of our manufacturing processes continue to take place in our own mills, deep in rural Scotland. The thistle in our "wood cut" logo designed in the 1930's places that commitment to Scottish manufacturing right at the very heart of our identity.
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Our Work On Cashmere Sustainability

Our Work On Cashmere Sustainability

Johnstons of Elgin is one of three founding members of the Sustainable Fibre Alliance (SFA), a non-profit international organisation, formed in 2015 to work with the extended cashmere supply chain, from herders to retailers. With a focus on restoring grasslands, ensuring the well-being of animals, and securing herders’ livelihoods, the SFA funds specific programmes in Mongolia to train communities and promote sustainability. Our Chief Executive sits on the SFA board and is an active participant in many SFA initiatives.
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Our Fine Wools

Our Fine Wools

At Johnstons of Elgin, we are proud to work with many different natural fibres including vicuna, cashmere and wool. Our very first products included woollen “scouring” blankets made using the fleeces of local sheep and sold to our local hospital in Elgin. Today the wools we use are amongst the finest in the world and make the most incredibly soft, comfortable and desirable products.
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Our Cashmere

Our Cashmere

Johnstons of Elgin is synonymous with the world's finest cashmere. Our rich history and experience spanning three centuries make us experts in our field, and we are proud to work with sustainable, renewable and biodegradable natural fibres.
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The Natural Choice: Cashmere & Fine Wool

The Natural Choice: Cashmere & Fine Wool

Today's fashion industry offers consumers more choice than ever before, but many of these choices come at considerable cost to the environment. Considering the long-term impacts of high-fashion throw-away clothing it's no wonder so many people continue to invest in well made, high-quality products that will stand the test of time. When choosing the fibres of your future wardrobe, cashmere and fine wools are smart choices.
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Cashmere Care Guide

Cashmere Care Guide

We take care in the production of our iconic cashmere knitwear, to give our customers beautiful, luxury products that can last for more than a lifetime. With a little bit of love and care, you can enhance the life span of your Johnstons of Elgin cashmere, and it's easier than you might think.
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Welcome to the Fife Arms Hotel

Welcome to the Fife Arms Hotel

With a history spanning three centuries and a keen commitment to innovation, it's little wonder we talk a lot about combining heritage with modernity at Johnstons of Elgin. So, to shoot our Autumn Winter '19 collection, what better venue than Braemar's breathtaking Fife Arms Hotel, where history meets modern art and taxidermy meets neon lights?
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The Golden Age of Travel

The Golden Age of Travel

Our talented designers take inspiration from all over the world to create our unique, beautifully crafted pieces. An exhibition of ocean liners, celebrating the romance and cultural impact of these mighty ships, sewed the seed for the creation of our show-stopping Tissue Print Scarf, in turn inspiring the theme of The Golden Age of Travel for our Autumn Winter edit.
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First Seen At London Fashion Week

First Seen At London Fashion Week

First seen at London Fashion Week, Johnstons of Elgin's Autumn Winter 19 collection takes traditional designs in a new direction, featuring our softest fabrics in new weights and colours. Inspired by the heyday of travel, when plane, steamship and motorcars offered new opportunities for adventure, double-faced matte cashmere, lightweight merino wool and intarsia knits are integral to the luxury collection.
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How Three Generations Of One Family Have Made Their Mark At Johnstons of Elgin

How Three Generations Of One Family Have Made Their Mark At Johnstons of Elgin

For Mike Mathieson, the sights and sounds of the textile industry take him back to his childhood, when his mother worked at our Elgin mill. Fast forward five decades and he and his talented daughters are all part of the Johnstons of Elgin story, making Carrie and Asia the third generation of their family to join our highly skilled team.
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Throws

Throws

Add a touch of luxury to your home with our Cashmere, Lambswool & Merino Wool Throws.
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Alan Scott Named One Of The Most Influential People In British Luxury

Alan Scott Named One Of The Most Influential People In British Luxury

We are proud to announce that our Creative Director, Alan Scott, has been named as one of The 50 Most Influential People in British Luxury, appearing on The Walpole Power List 2019.
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Find Sanctuary in our Elegant Bed Throws

Find Sanctuary in our Elegant Bed Throws

Since most of us spend around one-third of our life asleep, it makes sense that the bedroom should be our ultimate sanctuary. Johnstons of Elgin's sumptuous Bed Throws, in Cashmere and Extra Fine Merino Wool, add warmth and luxury to the most important room in the house.
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Heritage, Expertise and Quality in Every Thread

Heritage, Expertise and Quality in Every Thread

Across three centuries Johnstons of Elgin has been sourcing the best in fibres, fabrics, technology and craftspeople, combining our heritage and expertise in every thread throughout our product range. As the only remaining vertical mill in Scotland, we take great care to ensure that, when we do work with fellow artisans around the world, our techniques, skills and attention to detail are closely aligned.
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The Value of our Cashmere

The Value of our Cashmere

The unrivalled warmth and softness of cashmere ensure its enduring reputation around the world, with scarves, jumpers and blankets in high demand. But with high street retailers marketing this coveted fabric at lower prices, you might wonder if one cashmere is much the same as any other. And what determines the cost of Johnstons of Elgin’s cashmere products?
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Innovation in Fibres

Innovation in Fibres

In the 18th Century, Alexander Johnston went to extraordinary lengths to source the most luxurious fibres in the world, voyaging as far as what many then considered the ends of the earth to pioneer the weaving of cashmere and vicuña in the United Kingdom.
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First Seen At London Fashion Week

First Seen At London Fashion Week

A month on from our triumph at London Fashion Week, the ripples of our success continue to be felt. Only this week, Forbes ranked Johnstons of Elgin among seven of the Best British Brands at the globally renowned event and highlighted our 'beautifully produced' Cashmere and Merino Wool designs. As fashion followers reflect on our showstopping Autumn Winter '19 pieces, we review the highlights of our recent press coverage.
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London Fashion Week, February 2019

London Fashion Week, February 2019

Gold cashmere and jewel-inspired tones give an Art Deco feel to our Autumn Winter 19 collection, which hit the runways of London Fashion Week this February. Inspired by the golden age of empire and travel, double-faced matte cashmere, lightweight merino and cashmere velour are key to the luxury collection.
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Introducing the SWH TEN25 Collection

Introducing the SWH TEN25 Collection

Today's top athletes are as revered off the pitch as on, making off-duty style a constant talking point. As Scottish rugby ace Stuart Hogg returns to training ahead of the Rugby World Cup in Japan, we review the SWH Ten25 collection, a knitwear collaboration between Stuart and Johnstons of Elgin which combines contemporary design with unmatched luxury.
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Reasons to Love Cashmere

Reasons to Love Cashmere

Creative Director Alan Scott was interviewed by Barbara McMilan, fashion writer from The Telegraph, to find out why he believes cashmere is such a timeless and classic fabric.
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Behind the Design: The Paisley Scarf

Behind the Design: The Paisley Scarf

Paisley designs appear throughout the new collection, they imbue a feeling of luxury and elegance, and when used with the finest quality cashmere they create a thoroughly indulgent product. Paisleys have historically been made in Scotland, and we have hand-drawn new designs to offer a refreshed look on this iconic classic.
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Behind the Design: The Woodcut Scarf

Behind the Design: The Woodcut Scarf

Our super-soft AW18/19 collection scarf features original woodcut graphics from a 1940s Johnstons of Elgin archive journal – The Rarer Wools by ES Harrison. Illustrated by W.R. Lawson the imagery brings to life key themes within the journal which depicts and explores animals of the world with the rarest fibres.
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Travel in Style with Johnstons of Elgin

Travel in Style with Johnstons of Elgin

Travel the globe in style and comfort in our luxurious cashmere AW18/19 collection. Wherever your journey takes you, our ready to wear collection has a section of clothing, blankets and accessories to make travelling a first class experience.
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What Makes Our Cashmere So Special?

What Makes Our Cashmere So Special?

Cashmere is carefully combed from the underside of goats which are herded naturally on the steppes of Mongolia, China and Afghanistan. Severe winter conditions with temperatures, often below -30°C, encourage the goats to produce a light, downy undercoat which is combed out when it starts to "float" naturally in the Spring. Cashmere is the main source of income for the herders and sustains their unique nomadic way of life which has been carefully developed over hundreds of years.
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London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

In the stunning surroundings of the Palm Court at the Waldorf Hilton Hotel we hosted our first Spring Summer presentation - a year-round collection of new and cutting-edge lightweight fabrics.
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Private White x JoE

Private White x JoE

This season Johnstons of Elgin have collaborated with some of Britain's finest manufacturers to create two Limited Edition capsule collections.
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Make A Statement With Bold Primary Colours

Make A Statement With Bold Primary Colours

Transform your wardrobe with our seasonal knitwear and accessories, available in an array of paint box brights.
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Take An Exclusive Look Behind The Scenes At Our AW18/19 Campaign Shoot

Take An Exclusive Look Behind The Scenes At Our AW18/19 Campaign Shoot

In November 2017 the Johnstons of Elgin Design and Marketing teams took themselves and a selection of our exquisite AW18/19 pieces, fresh off our knitting and weaving machines in Hawick and Elgin, to the vibrant city of Glasgow for a five day shoot that brought together both indoor and outdoor locations to create a captivating and enticing world which showcases our latest collection.
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The Cashmere Stole

The Cashmere Stole

Coveted across the globe, The Cashmere Stole is the ultimate in luxury accessories. Stylish, versatile and effortlessly chic, these oversized pieces instantly add style points to any outfit.
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Gifting Made Simple with Personalised Monogramming

Gifting Made Simple with Personalised Monogramming

Perfect for weddings or birthdays, Christmas or christenings. Make gifting simple and personal with our inhouse monogramming service.
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Vicuña. The finest natural fibre in existence

Vicuña. The finest natural fibre in existence

Rich, lustrous Vicuña is the jewel in the crown of our fine fibre repertoire; the softest, most delicate wool in the world. Easily recognisable by its distinctive caramel colour and warm, pillow-like handle, Vicuña boasts a regal history spanning centuries and has been part of our story since 1849.
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One Town. Two Stories. Knitted Together

One Town. Two Stories. Knitted Together

In 2017 we celebrated our 220th anniversary by winning the prestigious accolade for Commitment to British Manufacturing at the Walpole British Luxury Awards. Now, in 2018, more than two centuries of making the finest cashmere and woollens are rewarded with a new winning partnership.
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Our Craftsmanship

Our Craftsmanship

There are in the region of 30 different processes involved in transforming raw fibre into luxurious Johnstons of Elgin finished products. Our cashmere, merino, lambswool and vicuña production is the work of artisans based on centuries of innovation.
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Our Fibre

Our Fibre

Only the finest natural fibres are used to make Johnstons of Elgin's products. Cashmere from Mongolia and China, and merino wool from Australia are lovingly cultivated to ensure they maintain their outstanding quality and durability.
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