SFA: We’re Ready for a Real Scottish Affair!

London fashion week

The countdown continues and we’re already full of excitement, ready for a glamorous night of Scottish brilliance!

fine dinning

Last year was such a stunning event; the food was extraordinary, the interior design a wonderful spectacle and the people were entertaining and chatty, making a beautifully vibrant atmosphere.

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Win or lose, we’re simply ecstatic about our nomination and being a part of this very special fashion event! The best of luck to all; those nominated and yet to be recognised.


A Moment with Victoria…the cashmere poncho & Edinburgh!

Aran knitwear

Poncho Going Back to Sweden!

This very satisfied Swede with Victoria, is taking our cashmere Aran poncho in Platinum back home with her, ready for the cold season! This beautifully textured poncho is available in 3 other colours of Plum, Black and Forest; a perfect autumn palette for chic and snug styling.

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Burberry Prorsum Show at London Fashion Week.

Ponchos and blanket wraps were draped up and down the fashion catwalks for AW14; London, Paris, Milan, Tokyo, all sashaying in luxurious fabrics, making such a remarkable statement. Burberry Prorsum exhibited a fantastic display with their woollen army of stylishly blanketed ladies. Like our lambswool blankets, these colour-blocked, equestrian blankets are made in Scotland, reinforcing their wonderfully British aesthetic.

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The Edinburgh shop dressed in new Early Autumn stock.

I love swinging by Edinburgh whenever I can, not just for the colourful patrons and my dedicated work staff in our local Brora shop, but for the dynamic culture this capital city has to offer! I regularly travel north to Scotland to our mills in Hawick and Elgin, often via the family home in Cumbria, however this time I’ve been lucky enough to catch goings on of The Edinburgh Fringe Festival; an incredible three week celebration of the arts and entertainment.

Burberry equestrian blanket

Don’t forget to pick up your 4 ply cashmere poncho, in stores and online now!




Make Space for Early Autumn!

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This autumn winter we open the door to colour, and challenge the season’s traditionally dark visage. Starting with a peek into the offerings of Early Autumn, we’ve selected cashmere and clothing suitable for the remains of summer, yet perfect for the coming transitional period, where we move into a fresher climate.

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Cashmere Biker Jacket in Cobalt; Cashmere Cropped Cardigan in Seville; Cashmere Pointelle Detail Jumper in Sulphur.

work shirts crop tops and bralets Harris Tweed

Fishing Fly Cotton Shirt; Helmsdale Chiffon Tiered Skirt; Linton Tweed Jacket.

Smoothly move into a new season with our three inspiring stories of Birdsong; romantic & feminine, Helmsdale; a focus on androgyny, and lastly, Nomad‘s boho-chic styling.

Fair Isle cashmere Heritage tweeds boho-chic, luxe traveller

So make some extra space in your wardrobe, and shop the Early Autumn collection, today!


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 bringing you the very best cashmere, as well as what’s to come for AW14.

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“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.