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Johnstons of Elgin has been creating the finest woollen and cashmere cloth, clothing and accessories since 1797.
Opening the doors of Johnstons of Elgin reveals a 220-year-old story of Scottish innovation and luxury, celebrating the skills of their own craftspeople and generations of herding communities from Mongolia, China, Afghanistan, Australia and Peru, and of natural fibres reaching their full potential.
They bring the raw fibre to their mill on the banks of the River Lossie, Elgin, where they clean and soften it with the purest Scottish water, spinning, weaving and knitting cashmere, vicuña, merino and lambswool in the only vertical process of its kind in Scotland.
Drawing on their archives for inspiration, they celebrate the heritage in a fusion of historic designs and contemporary patterns, showcasing the unique weaving capabilities and design excellence. Rich jacquards, traditional tartans, contemporary checks and masterful structures maintain the quality standard of Johnstons of Elgin, established in 1797 and essential to the brand today. New innovations and techniques are expressed in wovens and knitwear with supersoft handfeel, elaborate technical patterns and bold graphic structures that evidence our peerless craft and skill. This dedication and skill has been recognised with The Royal Warrant of Appointment as manufacturers of Estate Tweed to H.R.H. The Prince of Wales, Duke of Rothesay.
Discover where it all began with a trip to their unique, Five Star Visitor Centre at our original, 220-year-old Elgin mill. Take a free, guided tour around the mill to experience the production process and discover their outstanding quality in the making. You will be able to engage with experienced craftspeople producing luxury pieces, using traditional and trailblazing methods and techniques. Browse the men’s, ladies’ and children’s collections alongside beautiful accessories and homewares in the mill shop. Visit The Courtyard to experience their range of blankets, cushions and fabric from the home interiors collection. An inspiring selection of apparel fabric and furnishing fabric is available for purchase and cut to order.
Enjoy breakfast, morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea in the coffee shop, where the emphasis is firmly on fresh, local produce, with homemade soups, gourmet salads, sandwiches and award-winning salmon. At least 40% of our menu is created using the finest local produce, which has won us a Visit Scotland “Taste Our Best” accreditation. This quality assurance scheme strives to ensure that food in endorsed establishments is locally and sustainably sourced and of an exceptional quality.