Production Specifics

Robert Mackie have an in-house design department who will work with their technicians to interpret customer design. This process is easier and quicker if new customers have a general knowledge of knitwear, but the team can guide people through the process if required. The factory is busiest in the summer ahead of Autumn/Winter production so new products are best developed over the quieter winter months. The company stock over 140 shades on lambswool. The V Bed knitting machines in gauges from 3.5 to 12 allow for products in jacquard, stitch interest, plain and combinations of these. Minimum orders vary but on average 250 pieces, or 50 pieces in each colour. Sketches are advised. Robert Mackie are a Woolmark licensee, Sedex member (with corresponding Sepa Audit and Smeta Report) and work with the Ethical Trade Initiative.

Turnaround Time8-12 Weeks
Starting Cost£100-£500
Production Access by appointment
File Typespdf, jpeg.

Materials

Lambswool Cashmere Cashmere Blends Geelong Merino Original Donegal Supersoft Shetland

Processes

Machine Knitting Hand Sewing Wet Finishing Textile Assembly

Machines

CMS knitting machine 5gg + 7gg Jacquard Circular Scarf machines Shima Glove machines Warp Scarf machines Pom Pom machines Cloche Hat machines Show more
 

Works With

Large Businesses
Small Companies
Professionals
General Public
Students

Capacity

Bespoke 1-offs
Samples
Prototypes
Short Run
Medium Run
Large Run

Video: Make Works visits Robert Mackie of Scotland in Ayrshire


Company History

Robert Mackie was established in 1845 making traditional Scottish Glengarry and Balmoral headwear, “Bonnets”, which are still manufactured today. Over the past 170 years Robert Mackie has diversified into manufacturing knitted accessories and now manufacture hats, scarves, gloves and throws that includes traditional and fashion goods. In 2015 the management bought the company from the Mackie family, which is still based in Stewarton employing around 60 people.

Client List

Agnes B
Barbour
Daimaru
Drakes of London
Dr Martens
Fred Perry
Isetan Mitsukoshi
Jack Wills
Jigsaw
Jo Gordon
Margaret Howell
Norse Projects
Paul Smith
Toast
Ted Baker

Contact Robert Mackie of Scotland

ContactGavin Walker
Senior Executive
Emailgavin@robertmackie.com
Phone01560 482124
Websiterobertmackie.com
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AddressHolm Mill
Stewarton
Ayrshire
KA3 5HT
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