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Johnstons of Elgin

Traditional textiles with a focus on natural fibers.
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Editors' note

Johnstons of Elgin, established in 1797, is a paradigm of sustainability in the textile industry. Rooted in a rich Scottish heritage, they have consistently worked with natural, renewable, biodegradable fibers, focusing on reducing their environmental footprint. Their commitment to sustainability is not just a trend but a core value, evident since their inception over two centuries ago.

They are a founding member of the Sustainable Fibre Alliance, actively working to promote sustainable practices in cashmere production. This includes restoring grasslands, ensuring animal well-being, and securing the livelihoods of herders, particularly in Mongolia. Johnstons of Elgin uses Responsible Wool Standard Certified Merino Wool and Sustainable Fibre Alliance Cashmere, prioritizing soil health, biodiversity, and overall environmental care.

Their approach to manufacturing emphasizes quality and longevity, aligning with their belief in buying less but better. Their products are designed to last and naturally biodegrade at the end of their lifecycle. The company’s dedication extends to its workforce and community, being a signatory to the Living Wage Foundation and actively engaging in local community projects.

With a commitment to traditional craftsmanship, Johnstons of Elgin’s products reflect a blend of time-honored techniques and contemporary design, making each piece a testament to their legacy and dedication to sustainability. Their continuous efforts in environmental stewardship were recognized with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development in 2021.

Johnstons of Elgin’s story is not just about producing high-quality textiles but about a steadfast commitment to sustainable practices, community engagement, and preserving traditional skills for future generations.

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