Discover Johnstons of Elgin

Kindred Spirits

Celebrating our fellow creatives – talented, skilled craftspeople and artists whose ethos mirrors our own. We feel drawn to individuals and brands that share our core values - the craftsmanship, heritage, innovation and community focus that has driven our success.

25 Jan 2024

Chen Chen, Premium Jewellery Designer & Blogger

Chen Chen was an auditor at a leading finance firm, but her true calling was far more creative. Following her heart, she retrained at the ArtCenter College Of Design, California, ultimately launching her premium jewellery brand DOVETAIL, which creates exquisitely crafted pieces based on a traditional Chinese carpentry construction technique.

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27 Dec 2023

Luo Wei, Pianist

Beijing-based photographer Luo Yang is best known for her intimate portraits of inspirational females, including a ten-year series, ‘Girls’, depicting women from different backgrounds in contemporary China. As part of our Kindred Spirits series, Luo Yang shot a series of creatives dedicated to their craft, with the theme ‘A Sense of Certainty’.

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20 Dec 2023

Luo Yang, Photographer

Beijing-based Luo Yang is best known for her intimate portraits of inspirational females: As part of our Kindred Spirits series, Luo Yang shot a series of creatives with the theme ‘A Sense of Certainty’. We turned the camera on Luo and asked her about her craft.

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12 Dec 2023

Maureen White - Handknit Artisan

Maureen created a very Limited Edition collection of exquisite, traditional Fairisle knits, the proceeds from which will support an essential Orkney charity, the Longhope Lifeboat Station.

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24 Mar 2023

We Are Makers

‘We Are Makers’ is an aptly straightforward title for a project that champions craftspeople preserving traditional artistry. Kate and Jack Lennie are the makers behind the makers, providing a much-needed platform for talented creatives across the globe to share their inspiring stories.

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17 Jan 2023

Yoshioka – Textile Dyer

Rooted in nature and with more than two centuries of experience, our Kindred Spirit brand Yoshioka is authentic and heritage-led. We connected with the Japanese textile dyer, discovering the many similarities in our values and ethos as Johnstons of Elgin celebrated 150 years of trade with Japan.

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03 Jan 2023

GarçonJon | New York City Style II

GarçonJon captured artist Fritz von Eric at home in New York, wearing our cashmere roll neck sweater, against a backdrop of contemporary design and historical architecture.

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12 Dec 2022

GarçonJon | Paris City Style II

Jonathan (GarçonJon) captured actor and model Gael Maxine on the streets of Paris against a backdrop of contemporary buildings and historical architecture.

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16 Nov 2022

GarçonJon | Sam Salter

Our Unisex Chunky Roll Neck Cashmere Jumper is seen here on ballet dancer, model and West End performer Sam Salter. Photographed in London by GarçonJon as part of our Kindred Spirit series.

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