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Johnstons of Elgin bags Queen’s Award for Enterprise


Scottish luxury textiles and knitwear manufacturer Johnstons of Elgin has been awarded this year’s Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, reports The Northern Scots. As per Knitting Industry, the company has bagged this award in the Sustainable Development category.

This is the fourth award bagged by Johnstons of Elgin. Its previous achievements include the Queen’s Award for Export Achievement in 1978, 1994 and 2002. The company’s approach to working with natural, renewable, and biodegradable fibers and its commitment to limiting environmental impact, animal welfare and its people, have earned it many accolades in the past. Simon Cotton, CEO, says, Johnstons of Elgin strives to cover every aspect of its product’s life and truly values every thread. In its 224-year history, the company has launched many animal welfare initiatives, grassland preservation, fair work, reduced manufacturing waste, etc.