Johnstons of Elgin
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Some manufacturers have the fortune of being able to tell a great story of their beginnings, Johnstons of Elgin is one of them. Over 200 years ago on the banks of the River Lossie in Elgin, Scotland, Alexander Johnston established the Elgin Mill in 1797, which is still being used at its original location to this day. These 200+ years have given Johnstons of Elgin time to become absolute experts in the tradition of textile manufacturing using only the highest quality of natural fibres. Specializing in luxurious Cashmere and fine woolens, Johnstons of Elgin 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. These products require over 30 different processes as they transform raw fibre into luxurious Johnston of Elgin pieces.
Innovation has always been a driving force for Johnstons of Elgin. James Johnston brought the first bale of Cashmere into the UK in 1851 and quickly developed a system for the mechanical processing of the fibre, many decades before other British mills. The company continues to champion new technology, such as state of the art software to transfer hand-drawn designs onto digital files, allowing the most detailed of patterns to be woven into fabric. A commitment to innovation has allowed Cashmere and Merino Wool products to be produced in feather-light weights, establishing Johnstons of Elgin as a brand for all seasons.
Johnstons of Elgin honours its rich history while embracing its exciting future. Timeless luxury, made in Scotland.
Find Johnstons of Elgin at Kane Straith Clothing.St. Andrew's Square
110-735 Yates Street
Victoria, BC V8W 1L6