Johnstons of Elgin

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

Johnstons of Elgin, is a woollen mill in Elgin, Scotland.

The mill established in 1797[1] 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 five retail locations in the United Kingdom (Edinburgh, Elgin, Hawick, London & St Andrews) and one location in Nantucket, United States.[2]

It has also been recognised with the Royal Warrant.[3]


  1. ^ "Hawick woollen mill's plans for new design centre given thumbs-up". Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Stockist Locator". Johnstons of Elgin. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Johnstons of Elgin - Royal Warrant Holders Association". Retrieved 26 May 2019.