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

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).

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.

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’.

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.

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.

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.