Discover Johnstons of Elgin

Our Story

Our rich history, coupled with our unrivalled passion for innovation, gives us a lot to talk about. Explore Our Story to learn more about our unique Scottish heritage, superb craftsmanship, and the inspiration behind our luxurious collections.

19 Jun 2024

Creating A Buzz | The Johnstons of Elgin Bees

Nestled among the trees and flowers at our Elgin mill grounds, another centre of activity hums with life. Beyond the whirr of our weaving looms is the gentle buzz of a thriving beehive, alive with around 30,000 pairs of tiny wings. Our busy bees are more than just honey makers; they are productive pollinators crucial to our ecosystem.

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05 Jun 2024

Mill Experiences

We have been experts in the world’s finest fibres for over 225 years, crafting exquisite luxury products in our own Scottish mills. We now invite you to join us in an immersive experience at our Elgin mill, where our family business has worked with natural, renewable, biodegradable fibres since 1797.

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13 May 2024

Announcing our Royal Warrant

We are incredibly proud to announce that we have been granted A Royal Warrant of Appointment for Manufacturing Estate Tweeds, Knitwear and Woven Accessories. This fantastic achievement acknowledges our focus on a diverse range of criteria, including sustainability and the environment.

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09 May 2024

We are proudly B Corp Certified

This month, we celebrate one year as a Certified B Corporation. In 2023, following stringent assessment, we joined a community businesses working to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy. There are now more almost 8,500 B Corps globally.

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12 Mar 2024

Yuthanan | Friends of Johnstons of Elgin

Introducing Yuthanan, owner of Tokyo-based fashion brand Sillage; a brand born to defy conventional silhouettes in favour of crafting cool, distinctive and often oversized wardrobe staples. Yuthanan visited our Elgin mill to discover more about our products and processes.

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12 Feb 2024

Séga Kanouté | Friends of Johnstons of Elgin

For our first instalment of Friends of Johnstons of Elgin, we sit down for a little tête-à-tête with our Parisian ami, Fashion Journalist, Séga Kanouté (more affectionally known as Abou).

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20 Dec 2023

Celebrating Robert Burns

It's almost that time of year again when haggis, whisky and poetry take centre stage to celebrate the life and works of Scotland's national bard. Ahead of January’s festivities, we are delighted to introduce our Burns Scarf.

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25 Oct 2023

Kharaatsai | Our Young Herders Programme in Mongolia

Our Young Herders programme, ‘Kharaatsai’ meaning Young Swallows, gives students a deeper understanding of their natural environment through classes on biodiversity, weather patterns, soil health and more.

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07 Sept 2023

The Limited Edition Crofter’s Blanket

Introducing our Limited Edition Crofter’s Blanket, celebrating locally sourced wool and the preservation of hand skills. This unique design was completed at our dedicated sewing facility, Makers Croft, using repurposed century-old Singer sewing machines originally crafted in Scotland.

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