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Johnstons of Elgin Commitment to the Environment

OUR COMMITMENT TO
SUSTAINABILITY

ENVIRONMENT / PEOPLE / MANUFACTURING

Our commitment to sustainability is at the heart of our brand’s values. We have worked with natural, renewable, biodegradable fibres since 1797 and strive to reduce our environmental footprint year after year. We aim to tread lightly, but we know we still have work to do. Here is the story so far.

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Johnstons of Elgin QAE Award
Johnstons of Elgin

WINNERS OF
THE QUEEN'S AWARD FOR ENTERPRISE

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT CATEGORY

Johnstons of Elgin

In April 2021, we were proud to receive the Queen's Award for Enterprise, for our work on sustainability. The Queen's Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards programme in the world, and the Sustainable Development category recognises organisations developing products and service that have a positive impact on the environment, society and the economy.

Johnstons of Elgin Commitment to the Environment

OUR COMMITMENT TO
THE ENVIRONMENT & ANIMAL WELFARE

We are committed to ensuring the wellbeing of the animals at the source of our fine fibres and protecting the environments in which they live. We are working hard to further reduce our carbon emissions.

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GRASSLAND PRESERVATION

ANIMAL WELFARE

CARBON

HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS
Johnstons of Elgin Commitment to People

OUR COMMITMENT TO
PEOPLE

People have always been at the heart of everything we do. We are the largest textile manufacturer to sign up to the Living Wage Foundation, paying the real Living Wage across all our operations.

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FAIR WORK
Johnstons of Elgin Commitment to Sustainable Manufacturing

OUR COMMITMENT TO
SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING

The single most significant commitment we can all make to sustainability is to buy less and buy better. Our beautifully crafted, high-quality products are made to last and will biodegrade naturally when they finally reach the end of their life. We are committed to improving our sustainability across all aspects of our business.

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WATER

PLASTICS

MANUFACTURING WASTE

CIRCULARITY
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MAKING PROGRESS
OUR ECO UPDATES

Improving our sustainability is not a quick fix; it's a long-term journey that impacts every aspect of our business. We want to make a real difference, not just tell our customers what they want to hear. With that in mind, Our Sustainability Stories explores areas where we are advocating change, improving our processes and ultimately helping to protect the environment.

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OUR RESPONSIBLE WOOL STANDARD FARMS

THE SFA HERDER AWARDS

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OUR STORY

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 Sustainable Approach To Our Baby Cashmere Collections

Our Sustainable Approach To Our Baby Cashmere Collections

From the first time we hold our babies, we instinctively want what’s best for them, not just now, but always. Johnstons of Elgin’s beautiful Baby Cashmere collection is not only incredibly soft and gentle on baby’s delicate skin; it’s also created with the future of the planet in mind.
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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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