Johnstons of Elgin

Johnstons of Elgin


17 Feb 2020, 14:30 - 16:30

For more than 200 years Johnstons of Elgin has worked with the worlds finest natural fibres, specializing in luxurious Cashmere and fine woollens. The family owned company, established in 1797, marries its rich Scottish heritage with a commitment to innovation to bring its customers the highest quality products that are made to last for more than a lifetime. Inspiring designers and highly-skilled craftspeople remain at the heart of all they do, while a focus on sustainability carries them towards a bright future.


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.


The exquisite craftsmanship synonymous with the brand is the result of more than two centuries of experience, and many of the skills and techniques used have been passed down through generations. Some of the more than 7500 dyes in the Johnstons of Elgin colour library were developed as long ago as 1856. Around 30 different processes are involved in transforming raw fibre into the highest quality products, and it all happens in the heart of Scotland. The company's Elgin site is the only vertical mill in Scotland, meaning everything from dyeing and blending to spinning and teaseling happens in one location. Knitted garments are manufactured at the company's Hawick mill in the Scottish borders where innovative Whole Garment Technology allows many of the products to be made entirely seam free, while other items are finished by hand using traditional methods.


Johnstons of Elgin hope their commitment to sustainability will allow them to continue their success for another 200 years. The company is proud to work with natural, renewable and biodegradable fibres and works hard to reduce its environmental footprint. Garments made from natural fibres shed less fibre during washing, which will then naturally biodegrade rather than accumulating in the ocean for many years. Johnstons of Elgin are founder members of the Sustainable Fibre Alliance (SFA), working exclusively in Mongolia to restore grassland and ensure the wellbeing of animals and livelihoods of herders. They also support the Australian Merino Wool growing industry and use Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) wool for some of their products.  Scotland's free-flowing soft water allows fewer chemicals to be used during production and by the end of 2019 Johnstons of Elgin will be using 100% renewable sources for their energy.


The company remains proud of their extraordinary Scottish heritage, often taking designs from their archives and reimagining them in contemporary products. As Royal Warrant holders, Johnstons of Elgin understand that some processes are better left untouched, but balance this with a thirst for innovation. With a growing retail presence including stores in Elgin, Hawick, Edinburgh, St Andrews and London, the company is focused on producing timeless, luxury products of enduring quality and beauty. Johnstons of Elgin honours its rich history while embracing its exciting future. Timeless luxury, made in Scotland.

Johnstons of Elgin
Moray IV30 4AF

Sales Contact

Nick Bannerman
Tel: +44 (0) 14 5036 0500

Press Contact

Jenny Stewart
Tel: +44 (0) 13 4355 4061


Mark Gibson
Tel: +44 (0) 13 4355 4094


Matt Hilley
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3740 7304
Mobile: +44 (0) 7718 992452

UK Stockists

Johnstons of Elgin - London
Harrods - London
Fenwicks - London
Liberty - London
Harvey Nichols - London
House of Cashmere - London
Fortnum and Mason - London
Selfridges & Co - London
Montague Jefferey - Northampton
Private Collection - Barnstaple
Suzanne - Cobham
WD Coe - Ipswich
Unicorn Designs - Bishops Cleeve
Penrose Interiors - Pilsley
Woodhouse & Law Ltd - Bath

Northern Ireland
ELegance - Lurgan
Nine of Belfast - Belfast

Johnstons of Elgin - Elgin
Johnstons of Elgin - St Andrews
Johnstons of Elgn - Hawick
Alex Scott (Kiltmakers) Ltd - Aberdeen
Canonbury Interiors Limited - Daviot
Glenalmond Tweed Company Ltd - Perth
House of Cashmere - Glasgow
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New Zealand
Johnstons of Elgin - Auckland

Ferner Jacobsen - Oslo
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Hans Allde - Stockholm
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