Cashmere Yarn | Finished product

Cashmere Yarn | Finished product

Once the cashmere fibre has been through dyeing, carding, spinning and winding and turned into yarn it is ready to go into stock or be sold. It is in these boxes pictured that the yarn is shipped up to our mill in the Scottish Borders. We buy our yarn in Kgs and order...
Cashmere Yarn | Winding

Cashmere Yarn | Winding

After being spun on the mule spiders the yarn which is on “cops” is then moved to winding. The winding machine undertakes quality control processes and also winds the yarn from the “cops” onto cones. The cones are what the yarn will be sold on...
Cashmere Yarn | Blending

Cashmere Yarn | Blending

Blending happens between dyeing and carding and is the process of mixing precise recipes, or raw cashmere, to get the perfect fibre mix for each individual colour on the shade-card. During the blending process fibres pass through opening machines which separate the...
Cashmere Yarn | The Dye House

Cashmere Yarn | The Dye House

Once the yarn arrives from Mongolia and colours have been chosen it’s onto the dye house! The smell of the dye-house is so nostalgic for me as when I was little my Dad used to take me round the mill after school and I always loved seeing all the processes,...
The Mill | Behind the scenes pt3

The Mill | Behind the scenes pt3

Whilst many of our products are knitted on high tech Shima machines, we remain committed to finishing everything by hand. All our products are linked and the ends finished by our experienced team in our mill in the Scottish Borders. A lot of these skills have been...