October 2019

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.

We source the finest merino wool available anywhere in the world, from flocks of free-roaming sheep whose extra fine wool is three times finer than human hair. Most merino wool falls within the 17-21 micron, whereas our Ultrafine Merino is prized for its skin-kissing 14-15.5 micron. Unlike synthetic fabrics, merino is a naturally active fibre in tune with changes in body temperature making it ideal for all climates.

Merino wool is biodegradable, sustainable and completely renewable, with merino sheep producing a new fleece every year. The ability to roam free is fundamental to the wellbeing of the sheep, which is reflected in the premium quality of the fleece they produce.

Our Ultrafine Merino Wool is certified by the Responsible Wool Standard, which recognises the best practices of farmers; ensuring that wool comes from farms with a progressive approach to managing their land, and from sheep that have been treated responsibly. Our source of Ultrafine Merino, Avington Farm, is creating a new benchmark in the Australian wool growing industry for the ethical farming of luxury merino.

Johnstons of Elgin 100% Ultrafine Merino Wool garments help you to stay warm when the weather is cold, and cool when the weather is hot, confirming our position as a perpetual brand in step with the seasons and the effortless gear changes of modern life.

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