Begg x Co are known for their luxurious cashmere knitwear, scarves, and homeware manufactured in Ayr, on the West Coast of Scotland, and in Hawick, known as 'The Home of Cashmere', in the Scottish borders.
Intrigued, we took a trip south of the city to explore the workings of their mill in Hawick. A space where the relentless roar of hard-working machines, and many skilled hands work harmoniously to create beautiful knitwear for an ever-evolving contemporary market.
Their track record in crafting exceptional knitwear attests to the dedication of their highly-skilled workforce, some of whom have remained loyal to the company for over 25 years. With their reputation realised worldwide, this small but mighty business is unsurprisingly the preferred manufacturers of prestigious labels and designers from around the globe.
Hands and machines work synonymously crafting garments that will stand the test of time. We fell hard for the thunderous melody produced by the 50 year old Bentley Cotton 21g frame — an impressive piece of machinery.
With techniques passed down through generations, the unwavering dedication to quality craftsmanship and their mastery of traditional processes means they consistently exceed the demands of innovative contemporary design with ease and confidence.
The demand for traditionally crafted Scottish knitwear remains as high as ever. With an impressive order book, this lowland visit to glance the behind the scenes of Begg x Co was as inspiring as it was reassuring — the future of the Scottish cashmere industry is in very capable hands.