We are based in the small Scottish coastal towns of Ayr and the home of cashmere, Hawick, where we make and design every collection at our mill. With cinematic skies at our window and an abundance of beaches, mountains and lochs at our door, Scotland’s rugged coastline is endlessly inspiring. Stark yet staggeringly beautiful, Ayr’s paradox of industry and nature is at the heart of everything we do.
Every piece is imagined and realised with meticulous care and dedication. With a focus on craftsmanship and quality, our highly skilled team of weavers and knitters use the finest natural noble fibres, sustainable cashmere, wool and silk to make the most exquisite sweaters, scarves, blankets, wraps and stoles. Drawing inspiration from Scotland’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, we never cease to be inspired.
Sustainability and Quality are two of our key values at Begg x Co. From certified energy management systems, maintaining animal welfare and supply chain standards, to the creation and disposal of our waste – we are always looking to improve any impact we have on the environment.
Our Sustainability Manager, Ian Whiteford, and our sustainability team make regular visits to the farms in Mongolia and China to allow us to feel confident about high standards of animal husbandry and certifies that any cashmere, angora, or wool materials have been sourced ethically, without coming into contact with any harmful chemicals.
We make strenuous efforts to ensure that people are treated fairly at every step of our supply chain. As members of the Sustainable Fibre Alliance, nurturing close relationships with key suppliers is something that we take very seriously. We invest heavily in our people to develop their skills. There are many opportunities for employees to get involved in developing the business and in our support for charities, locally and further afield.
We actively collaborate with several partners to ensure due diligence on all matters relating to the textile industry’s impact on the natural environment and work hard to minimise the inevitable risks. We follow the “Roadmap to Zero” programme to monitor and minimise our chemical footprint and to help produce safe products, cleaner water, and fresher air.