Innovator and textiles pioneer James Johnston, the son of Johnstons of Elgin’s founder, brought the first Cashmere fibres from China into the UK in 1851, and we continue to source the world’s finest Cashmere fibres from China, Mongolia and Afghanistan. It was also in the mid-1800s that we began to import rich, caramel-hued Vicuńa fibres.
Both animals feature in our Woodcut design, based on original woodcut graphics from a 1940s Johnstons of Elgin Archive Journal – The Rarer Wools by ES Harrison. In the historical journal, ES Harrison explains his intention 'to give some idea of the properties and sources of these materials, which I have called the Rarer Wools'.
This season’s Woodcut Jacquard Cashmere Scarf boasts the same exceptional pattern, in incredibly soft Cashmere fibres - the perfect gift for the man who has everything.