Press

 

Contact Details:  

Jamie Mackie, Managing Director
jamie@balmoralknitwear.co.uk
Julie Mackie, Marketing Manager
julie@balmoralknitwear.co.uk

Balmoral Knitwear (Scotland) Ltd, 16 Church Lane. Galston, Ayrshire. KA4 8HF
Trade Web Site: www.balmoralknitwear.co.uk
Retail Web Site: www.balmoralmill.com
Tel: +44 (0)1563 820213
Opening hours:  8.00am – 5pm Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm Saturday, 12-5pm Sunday

Emails responded to 7 days per week
High Resolution photos are available on request

Business Summary

  • Founded in 1895
  • A 5 Generation Family Business
  • Local Ayrshire employer with 50 skilled staff
  • Knitwear manufacturer for the Corporate Uniform, Schoolwear, Teamwear and Retail Markets
  • Stockists of over 40 lines available for same day dispatch with NO minimum order
  • Supplier of over 100 complimentary products, eg Poloshirts, Sweatshirts, Hoodies, High Viz products
  • Manufacturer of bespoke knitwear to customer’s design with over 1000 colours of yarn stocked
  • Ability to source and supply any item of uniform or workwear
  • Skilled embroidery specialists with over 70 years’ experience
  • Heat Press logo facilities for larger designs
  • Renowned for efficient delivery and personal service
  • Retail Mill Shop selling our own and branded Ladies and Gents wear
  • Coffee Shop offering local home baking and tasty snacks

Manufacturing at our Factory

Balmoral Knitwear is a UK knitwear manufacturer with a weekly capacity of over 2,000 pullovers, cardigans, scarves and hats in our own factory in Ayrshire. We also use European partner factories for additional styles and larger contracts.

From our Ayrshire factory:

  • Capacity per month: 8,000+ garments
  • 7 and 10 gauge fabric
  • Cut and sewn and fashioning from our high-tech programmable Shima Seiki knitting machines
  • Minimum manufacturing quantity for standard styles: 24+
  • Usual lead-time: 4-5 weeks
  • Embroidery – production from 50 embroidery heads
  • Heat Press logo facilities

From our partner factories in Europe:

  • Capacity per month: 8,000 – 10,000 garments
  • 5, 7, 12 and 21 gauge fabric
  • Cut and sewn and fully fashioned
  • Minimum manufacturing quantity for standard styles: 250+
  • Usual lead-time: 8-12 weeks
  • Large embroidery capacity

Recent/Current Projects

  • Company re-brand to better reflect our Company essence and ethics including the development and launch of new corporate Logo
  • Developing a range of heavy Gents and Ladies countrywear sweaters made from British Wool.
  • Working with Heritage Scotland to return our historical Mill Shop building back to its former glory.

Interesting facts

  • One of oldest surviving knitwear factories in Scotland
  • UK leading independent bespoke school knitwear manufacturer.  Supplier to John Lewis Partners,  Harrods  and a wide variety of leading independent Scottish Schoolwear retailers such as Aitken & Niven,  Edinburgh and Man’s World in Glasgow. Plus local primary and secondary schools such as Wellington and Kilmarnock and Loudoun Academies.
  • Experienced supplier to the UK’s top Corporate Uniform Distributors who supply our products to U.K. Blue Chip companies such as Virgin & Asda.
  • The M.C.C.’s preferred supplier of bespoke Cricket Sweaters
  • Member of Sewing Skills Partnership Scheme initiated by HRH Prince of Wales based at Dumfries House, Ayrshire
  • Member of The Schoolwear Assocation
  • Member of Scottish Textile & Leather Association
  • Member Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of Visit Scotland and Ayrshire-Arran Tourist Organisation
  • Member of Ayrshire Food Network to support local quality food
  • Supporter of British Wool Campaign