Our high-quality natural fibres are inherently long-lasting, and our fine craftsmanship helps keep our products functional as well as beautiful for as long as possible. Our collaboration with Cashmere laundry and repair specialists Cashmere Circle facilitates invisible mending and reconditioning or repurposing of knitted garments. In our mills, we find a valuable use for excess yarn where possible, or we can break it down to be used in other products. Ultimately our biodegradable fibres can be composted at the end of their life.
WITH THIS IN MIND, WE DESIGN PRODUCTS THAT CAN BE WORN AND PASSED DOWN THROUGH THE GENERATIONS. THE SINGLE GREATEST COMMITMENT WE CAN ALL MAKE TO SUSTAINABILITY IS TO BUY LESS AND BUY BETTER.
We take pride in our Cashmere products' longevity and love nothing more than hearing that a Johnstons of Elgin jumper or scarf has been loved for many years. We understand, however, that damage can happen, and a hole in a treasured design can be disappointing. We collaborate with conscious knitwear aftercare company Cashmere Circle to offer you a luxury, environmentally mindful repair, revive and recycling service, unlike any other.
Cashmere Circle’s repair service will lovingly refurbish your favourite Johnstons of Elgin piece, restoring it to its former glory and extending its life. From invisible mending of moth holes to larger bespoke repairs, their team of experienced craftspeople will mend your knitted garments and return them to you like new.
We further contribute to the circular economy by preserving the machinery and embedded resources that play a vital role in delivering the quality products we are known for. For example, we have worked with our local college to create 3-D printed parts to maintain our Singer lockstitch sewing machines, many of which were made in Glasgow in the early twentieth century.
PLEASE VISIT CASHMERE CIRCLE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THEIR REPAIR, REVIVE AND RECYCLING SERVICE.