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Scott & Charters

Saving you from shopping malls full of disappointing, cheaply made knitwear

Hawick, where Messrs. Scott and Charters founded the company in 1955, has long been known for its knitwear manufacturing, a tradition going back to 1771 when the first stocking frame arrived in town.  After flourishing for nearly two centuries, the industry struggled as fashion brands started moving production to low-cost countries, using cheaper materials and automated processes to produce inexpensive sweaters.

Scott & Charters has remained a traditional Scottish company, manufacturing all its products in Hawick.  Cashmere and Geelong yarns come mainly from Scottish spinners Todd & Duncan, whose stringent and high quality levels ensure a beautiful and consistent yarn to knit with.

There is quite a bit of handwork that goes into making cashmere yarn into a Scott & Charters cashmere sweater: rib cuffs and skirts are linked by hand to the front, back and sleeves panels; milling (washing) requires a millman’s experienced feel to obtain the right hand; sweaters are cut by hand; all components (neck trims, buttons, pockets, zips, ribbon..) are stitched or linked on by hand.

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