In 1797, as Alexander Johnston established our family company in the Highlands of Scotland, the first Merino sheep, descended from the royal flock of the kings of Spain, were introduced to Australia.
We've been working on the fabric and the farmers on the fleece ever since. Today we are exceptionally proud to produce our finest ever merino, produced with the same care we lavish on other fine fibres such as cashmere and vicuna.
Johnstons of Elgin source lambswool from the most dedicated Merino growers, certified under the Responsible Wool Standard to ensure the welfare of the sheep and of the land that they graze on. Our skilled craftsmen and women dye the wool, spin the yarn, weave and finish the scarves all in our historic mill in Scotland.
We are very proud to work with natural fibres, knowing that they are completely bio-degradable and renewable.