New To Us: William Lockie

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New To Us: William Lockie

Words by Mr Mansel Fletcher | Photography by Ms Cat Garcia

13 November 2014

A small selection of the 100 colours offered by William Lockie

The view across Drumlanrig Square towards the factory, which opened in 1874

The River Teviot, which runs through Hawick

The German-built knitting machines are more than half a century old, and the patterns are controlled by punch cards

Bobbins of cashmere yarn, which are supplied by Scottish spinners Todd & Duncan. Handwork is present throughout the production process

The firm’s timeless premises have hardly changed in recent decades

From the storeroom to the workroom the factory is defined by its skilful workforce

The hills of the Scottish Borders are home to many sheep, but their wool is used for carpets, not sweaters

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