Leavers Hoodies!

On November 16, 2015, Posted by , In General, With Comments Off on Leavers Hoodies!

Are you leaving School this year and you want to find something to mark this special occasion? At Balmoral Knitwear, we have just the thing! We can offer personalised Leaving Hoodies, Zoodies (zip-up Hoodies) in a huge range of colours with your school badge and a design with your year…

Did you know?

On October 1, 2015, Posted by , In General, With Comments Off on Did you know?

Did you know Balmoral Mill Shop and Coffee Shop started life as Browns Institute? Browns Institute in Polwarth Street was built with money gifted by Miss Martha Brown of Lanfine Estate in 1864. Her father, Thomas was a surgeon and banker in Glasgow. He lectured at Glasgow University and was…

History of Balmoral Knitwear’s Labels

On March 10, 2015, Posted by , In General, With Comments Off on History of Balmoral Knitwear’s Labels

With 120 years of history, Balmoral Knitwear has seen a few changes over the years. One example of this has been the continuous evolution of the back neck labels sewn in to their products. Up until the Second World War, Balmoral sold their ranges almost exclusively to UK wholesalers who…

Embroidery at Balmoral Knitwear

On November 26, 2014, Posted by , In General, With Comments Off on Embroidery at Balmoral Knitwear

For the last 80 years of Balmoral Knitwear’s 120 year history, embroidery of garments has been a key part of our business. Embroidery first started here in the early 1930s when the fashion for colourful embroidered waistcoats was popular. In the 1920s (*Yapp, 1998) “Like women, men embraced clothing styles…

5 Generations of the Mackie Family at Balmoral Knitwear

On October 3, 2014, Posted by , In General, With Comments Off on 5 Generations of the Mackie Family at Balmoral Knitwear

5 Generations of the Mackie Family at Balmoral Knitwear For 5 generations the Mackie family have been involved in the running of Balmoral Knitwear in Galston. Thomas Mackie, who owned a local carpet spinning factory in Stewarton, was the first to become a Director following the company’s incorporation as a…

Novelty Christmas Party Jumpers from Balmoral Knitwear

On October 24, 2013, Posted by , In General, With Comments Off on Novelty Christmas Party Jumpers from Balmoral Knitwear

Why not add to your festive season fun with one of our bright and cheery Christmas sweaters. Treat yourself or buy as a gift for your family and friends! At our factory in Scotland, we have knitted a selection of jolly jumpers which will brighten up anyone’s day! Great for…