Production Specifics

Johnstons of Elgin’s Hawick factory focusses on knit. The company offer a full design and manufacture process, where clients can work alongside the in-house design team to develop their own new products. The factory go from heavy 3 gauge knitwear to very fine 18 gauge. Minimum orders vary but one-off bespoke items can be made if the right budget is available. Products include knitwear and knitted accessories (hats, scarves, gloves, socks) using traditional frame knitting machines through to Shima whole garment.

Turnaround Time12 Weeks +
Starting Cost£500 - £1000
Production Access by appointment
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Company History

Johnstons of Elgin was established in 1797 by Alexander Johnston on the banks of the River Lossie. Running for over 200 years, the company still focus on sourcing high quality raw fibres to make into yarn for both their knitted and woven products. Expanding from wovens into knitwear in the 1970’s the company opened a second factory in Hawick and the two continue to work in tangent with each other. In 1997 the Elgin mill experienced a flood which destroyed much of the machinery and factory space, but has since invested in new equipment and repaired the damage.

Contact Johnstons of Elgin: Knit

ContactJenny Stewart
Marketing Manager
Phone01343 554061
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AddressEastfield Mills, Mansfield Road, Hawick TD9 8AA
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