Alexander johnston established the elgin mill on the banks of the river lossie over two centuries ago, founding a legacy of fine craft and exquisite fabric. With over two hundred years of tradition and expertise in textile manufacturing, luxury begins with outstanding craftsmanship, using the highest quality, natural fibres.
Their dedication, patience and love for the craft allow them to lead the world in cashmere and woollens, sourcing only the finest raw fibres available and supplying the world's top luxury brands. Johnstons of Elgin has been awarded the royal warrant of appointment as manufacturers of estate tweed h.r.h. the prince of wales, duke of rothesay.
In both the hawick and elgin mills, woven and knitted products have been lovingly produced by devoted craftspeople, some of whom have been honing their skills with the company for almost 50 years. The experience and tradition rooted in their history have been passed down through generations to ensure they are preserved and represented in the products made today.
Experts in producing beautifully crafted, timeless pieces from the finest yarns, johnstons of elgin products are made to last. They are the only manufacturer in scotland to maintain the capability to take natural fibres from their raw state, through every stage of the process, to perfectly finished products.
Over the years Johnstons have expanded their business and extended the mill, but have also built a community, which, time and again, has proved to be their greatest asset. to date they employ just over 1000 employees. This commitment to their people is a pledge to the future - the training centre in hawick offers apprenticeships to people of all ages and is central to a vision of supporting and developing their legacy.
Johnstons of Elgin are especially concerned with the preservation of traditional craft, doing their utmost to ensure the conservation of these special, increasingly rare, skills.
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