Scottish Borders museum has style

kalidescope_ss2012 knitwear_1Scottish Borders museum has style – Borders Textile Towerhouse has teamed up with Johnstons of Elgin to present a new exhibition that underlines the continuing importance of the region’s textile industry.

‘Johnstons of Elgin – Over 200 Years Of Cashmere In The Making’ runs until September 23 and showcases some of the very best garments and fabrics from Johnstons of Elgin, makers of the finest cashmere, knitwear, accessories and cloth at their mills in Hawick and Elgin.

The exhibition illustrates the diverse range of products designed and manufactured by Johnstons of Elgin – a byword for excellence in design and quality.

Johnstons of Elgin celebrate 215 years in business in 2012, and this year will see continued growth and success for the brand. The company manufactures for many of the world’s leading international luxury brands, employs more than 700 people at their mills in Elgin and Hawick and has a presence in over 50 countries.

Opened in 2009 the Borders Textile Towerhouse tells the story of the Borders Knitwear and Tweed Industries. Exhibitions showcase contemporary fashion and design and garments, artifacts and photographs tell of over 200 years of tradition and innovation.

It is a Scottish Borders 4-star visitor attraction and well worth adding to the visitor’s ‘places not to be missed.’

‘Johnstons of Elgin – Over 200 Years Of Cashmere In The Making’
Opening Times:  Monday – Saturday 10.00 – 16.30, Sunday 12.00 – 15.00
Admission – free

Location: Borders Textile Towerhouse 1 Tower Knowe, Hawick , TD9 9BZ
More information: http://www.heartofhawick.co.uk

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