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Johnstons of Elgin Sustainable Initiatives

SUSTAINABILITY
REDUCING MANUFACTURING WASTE

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.The reduction of manufacturing waste and the 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 control our manufacturing processes.

Johnstons of Elgin EveryYarn Label
  • 97% of our manufacturing waste is recycled to create other products.
  • A small amount of excess yarn is inevitable, and we endeavour to find alternative uses for as much of it as we can. Our EveryYarn range uses surplus yarn to create high quality, limited edition pieces at an affordable price. We are extending this range to include knitted as well as woven products.
  • Batch ends of yarn and cut-offs are reused and re-dyed to produce sale-line scarves and other products.
  • Waste fibre is used in fillings or as insulation where possible.
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Johnstons of Elgin EveryYarn Scarves
  • Yarn bundles for crafting are popular in our mill shops.
  • Excess Cashmere from our hand knitted baby pieces is wound into balls and sold in our Elgin Mill Shop.
  • A minimal quantity of waste is sent to landfill from our sites, and we have targets in place to reduce this further. We manage our environmental commitments using the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard.

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GRASSLAND PRESERVATION


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HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS


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FAIR WORK


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CARBON


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WATER


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PLASTICS


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CIRCULARITY


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