Johnstons of Elgin Commitment to the Environment

OUR COMMITMENT TO

Sustainability

ENVIRONMENT / PEOPLE / MANUFACTURING

Our commitment to sustainability is at the heart of our brand’s values. We have worked with natural, renewable, biodegradable fibres since 1797 and strive to reduce our environmental footprint year after year. We aim to tread lightly, but we know we still have work to do. Here is our story so far.

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our 2023 sustainability impact report

 

Johnstons of Elgin B Corp

We are incredibly proud to now be a Certified B Corporation. We join a community of over 7,669 businesses globally working to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.

Johnstons of Elgin QAE Award

WINNERS OF

THE QUEEN'S AWARD FOR ENTERPRISE

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT CATEGORY

In April 2021, we were proud to receive the Queen's Award for Enterprise, for our work on sustainability. The Queen's Awards for Enterprise is the most prestigious business awards programme in the world, and the Sustainable Development category recognises organisations developing products and services that have a positive impact on the environment, society and the economy.

Johnstons of Elgin Commitment to the Environment

OUR COMMITMENT TO

THE ENVIRONMENT & ANIMAL WELFARE

We are committed to ensuring the well-being of the animals at the source of our fine fibres and protecting the environments in which they live. We are working hard to further reduce our carbon emissions.

 

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GRASSLAND PRESERVATION

ANIMAL WELFARE

CARBON

HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

Johnstons of Elgin Sustainable Initiatives - Fair Work

OUR COMMITMENT TO

EMPLOYEES & COMMUNITY

People have always been at the heart of everything we do. We are the largest textile manufacturer to sign up to the Living Wage Foundation, paying the real Living Wage across all our operations.

 

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FAIR WORK

Johnstons of Elgin Commitment to Sustainable Manufacturing

OUR COMMITMENT TO

SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING

The single most significant commitment we can all make to sustainability is to buy less and buy better. Our beautifully crafted, high-quality products are made to last and will biodegrade naturally when they finally reach the end of their life. We are committed to improving our sustainability across all aspects of our business.

 

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WATER

PLASTICS

MANUFACTURING WASTE

CIRCULARITY

A birds-eye view of sheep crossing a river.

MAKING PROGRESS

OUR ECO UPDATES

Improving our sustainability is not a quick fix; it's a long-term journey that impacts every aspect of our business. We want to make a real difference, not just tell our customers what they want to hear. With that in mind, Our Sustainability Stories explores areas where we are advocating change, improving our processes and ultimately helping to protect the environment.

 

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OUR RESPONSIBLE WOOL STANDARD FARMS

THE SFA HERDER AWARDS

'YOUNG SWALLOWS'

Our Story

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.

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.

06 May 2024

The King’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2024

We are delighted to announce that Johnstons of Elgin have been granted The King’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2024.

18 Apr 2024

The Highgrove Heritage Scarf

In celebration of the Platinum Jubilee, our coveted Highgrove Heritage Scarf is only back for a limited time. Our textile heritage collaboration between Johnstons of Elgin and the Prince of Wales’s family estate, Highgrove.

29 Mar 2024

Spring Refresh | Taking Care Of Your Cashmere

The chunky knits that kept you warm through the colder months deserve a summer siesta. While lightweight cashmere pieces will see you through all seasons, this is the ideal time to refresh and store heavier-weight jumpers and cardigans until autumn rolls around again.

28 Mar 2024

Keith Coghill - Furniture Designer

Sometimes, the perfect partner is closer to home than you might expect. We called upon the exceptional talent of Scottish artisan Keith Coghill to help create a unique, welcoming space at our Elgin site.