Johnstons of Elgin

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Johnstons of Elgin
IndustryWholesale Manufacturer and Retailer
HeadquartersElgin, Scotland
ProductsWoven and Knitted Products

Johnstons of Elgin, also known as Johnstons Cashmere,[1] is a woollen mill in Elgin, Moray, Scotland.

The mill established in 1797[2] is the same mill which produces cashmere garments today. The original mill produced linen, flax, oatmeal and tobacco but Alexander Johnston, its founder, introduced textiles and phased out the original products. Johnston pioneered the use of tweed for camouflage and the style became known as Scottish Estate Tweeds. Johnstons' mill carries out the processes of dyeing, spinning, weaving and finishing on one site thus making it the only vertical mill in Scotland.

The contemporary Johnstons of Elgin mill uses cashmere from China and Mongolia and lambswool from Australia.

The company has three main locations in Scotland (Elgin, Hawick and St Andrews), and has been recognised with the Royal Warrant[2].

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  2. ^ a b Johnstons of Elgin company's brochure.