DaniBP Visits our Mill in Scotland!

Johnston's Cashmere

Dani in the Brora archive room wearing our Sophie Dahl for Brora camisole and cashmere cardigan in Sea Holly (SS13).

Our favourite fashion & lifestyle blogger, DaniBP (a.k.a The Mop Philosopher), recently spent a few weeks across the pond in the U.K, travelling between Yorkshire and Scotland. After being given a tip off of her arrival by fellow Dani fan and journalist, Lori Anderson, we then proceeded to organise a very special trip for her to spend the day at our mill in the Scottish borders of Hawick.


With her family in tow; Mr BP, The Rascals and new member, Balmoral Bear, all bursting with excitement, Dani saw first-hand just how many processes are involved in bring you the very best cashmere, as well as what’s to come for AW14.

cashmere cardigans

“To see Brora cardigans and jumpers travel through the factory, paying visits to all of the craftspeople was like following a riveting story…I was amazed at the concentration and skill displayed by each and every craftsperson in the mill.”

Click over to Dani’s blog here and read in full about her wonderful day learning all about our fabulous cashmere.


Sale Snippet: gingham checks like Bardot

cowgirl checks

Was £119 NOW £79!

Our graphic gingham skirt really does go with any and everything! This printed, all-purpose midi skirt is a key summertime item you’ll receive much joy from wearing, and the digital check design will be the cause of much admiration.

1950's fashion

Channel a bit of Bardot: Brigette, shot by Ralph Crane for Life Magazine, 1965.

cowgirl fashion trend

House of Holland SS14

This spring summer season, checkered prints in all there glory; plaid, tartan, gingham, have been striding down international catwalks in colourful and lively designs; an innovative nod to what’s referred to as the cowgirl trend, yet with a feminine feel.

Henry Holland SS14

Was £135 NOW £95!

Alternatively, our gingham shirt dress is a great summer holiday piece. Again, the same fabulous digital print reflecting a pixelated gingham design, it speaks to both the country lady and the modern woman. A sleeveless shirt dress is synonymous with sunshine, so our graphic number is not to be overlooked!


Brora at the Edinburgh International Fashion Festival

early autumn preview

A sneak of the coming AW14 collection.

This weekend was the start of the much anticipated EIFF. The festival opened on Friday night with a catwalk showcasing Graeme Blacks cashmere collection. Then on Saturday and Sunday, our knitwear designers, Gilly and Emma, were part of the ‘Knit-a-thon’. They used domestic hand-flat machines to create 15cm squares with the public, there was also a hand-knitting team.

Edinburgh International Fashion Festival

The idea was to create a patchwork blanket to celebrate knitting, joining Scottish and Scandinavian techniques. The finished blanket will be exhibited throughout the country starting at the Stirling Smith Museum and Art Gallery in August.


Sale Snippet: still bowled over by the Cricket Jumper!

Rag & Bone jumper

Was £149 Now £109

Our cricket jumper featured in Grazia magazine as one of the ‘MUST. HAVE. NOW’ cricket knits.

You needn’t be a cricketer to love the style of this super knit! The soft Mint marl reflects the freshness of summer, and the contrast French Navy striped neckline and cuff are a great feature to highlight with navy shorts, light wash denim jeans or white linens.

aw14 Fall 2014 T by Alexander Wang - autumn winter

Victoria Beckham, Jeremy Scott, Alexander Wang

Sports luxe has now been in focus for two seasons! A cool aesthetic of laid-back, casual sophistication with a distinctive sporty vibe, it consists of mixing jersey, cotton and nylon basics with more premium materials.

monochrome cricket sweater v-neck jumper

Rag & Bone

This effortless trend is a smart combination of relaxed luxury that positions loose silhouettes alongside a notably athletic appeal. Spearheaded by a number of designer brands for SS14, knitwear, in particular, has undergone a physical education with the sporting sweater of the moment…The Cricket Jumper!

Linen and cotton jumper

Was £149 Now £109

This is a gorgeous jumper much admired by my two daughters who are both in their twenties.

- Sarah, Norwich

Shop our fantastic sale here, and pick up a multitude of summer season steals!