Johnstons of Elgin

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Johnstons of Elgin
Private
Industry Wholesale Manufacturer and Retailer
Founded 1797
Headquarters Elgin, Scotland
Products Woven and Knitted Products
Website www.johnstonscashmere.com

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

The mill established in 1797 is the same mill which produces cashmere garments today. Elgin is a town in Morayshire Scotland.

The original mill produced linen, flax, oatmeal and tobacco but Alexander Johnston, 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.

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  1. ^ http://www.johnstonscashmere.com