Meet Our Makers: JOHNSTON'S

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Johnstons cashmere mills pioneered the weaving of cashmere and vicuna in Scotland in the 18th century. As the industry grew, the company began making luxurious knitwear, clothing, accessories and fabrics in cashmere and merino wool for both men and women. In business since 1797,  Johnstons today has the only entirely vertical mill operation in Britain transforming cashmere from raw fiber to finished article.

With an eye to the future, the company is especially committed to the preservation of traditional craftsmanship and the special skills it requires, and so offers apprenticeships to people of all ages.

What better way to pass on such a remarkable legacy?