Innovation is as much a part of our history as fibre itself, and cashmere is our specialism. In the late 1850s, Johnstons of Elgin developed its own dehairing machine, replacing the previously hand-performed task of separating coarser cashmere fibres from finer down. Since then, we have continued to challenge convention, using new materials and ground-breaking techniques to deliver the very best products to our customers.
Most recently, innovative technology has allowed us to create our lightest ever woven cashmere. Feather-light and delicate to the touch, this tissue-like material is a seasonal game-changer, making cashmere a summer staple as well as a winter wardrobe essential. Our ultra-fine cashmere knits use the latest Japanese whole-garment technology and specially developed yarns, to avoid pressure points and seams and make them extremely comfortable to wear.
Our experience, meticulous selection process and fine craftsmanship are the reasons our customers have been coming to Johnstons of Elgin for their cashmere for so many years. Our customers know that our cashmere products are an investment - high quality, durable and designed to last. We have worked with this luxury fibre for more than 200 years, affording us a level of expertise that is truly unique.