Nothing makes us happier than supporting home-grown manufacturing, which is why we are proud to share the Journal with Johnstons of Elgin, the historic mill behind much of our beautiful cashmere and fine wool.
Established in 1797 and nestled deep in the heart of the Scottish countryside, Johnstons weaves the finest cashmere and wool in the land, using centuries-old expertise.
The secret behind Johnstons craft starts very simply with soft Scottish water – taken from the nearby river Lossie – and ends with the pride and care of the local craftsmen, whose knowledge has been passed down through the generations. Using equipment old and new, every part of the production process is filled with love and precise attention to detail, from sourcing the rarest wool fibers to spinning, weaving, milling and dying all under one British roof.
Johnstons of Elgin takes pride in every thread, every twist, every yarn and every stitch. Two new knitted jumpers were created by Johnstons for Autumn Winter 2013, and they have worked with us to produce a number of our key scarves, including our signature heritage check scarves, for many, many years.