What sets Brora cashmere apart is the workmanship that goes into each piece, much of which is done by hand. Made at one of the oldest mills in Scotland, the skills involved in working with cashmere have been passed down through generations of families. Only the finest and longest fibres are used in Brora cashmere to ensure the end result is of exceptional quality.
Each season, Brora brings you a selection of prints taken from the vast archives of Liberty of London, re-coloured to sit perfectly alongside our seasonal knitwear offering. Printed onto the finest fabrics, the result is a range of flattering shapes and styles for all ages. With a heritage dating back to 1875, Liberty certainly know a thing or two about creating stunning prints and we are proud to have worked closely with them for decades.
All of our Liberty jersey styles, along with our Liberty print knickers, are made right here in the UK by skilled seamstresses like Myra, Kim and Jackie who all have over 30 years’ experience in the industry.
Linen is one of the world’s oldest and strongest textiles as well as being a sustainable fashion choice. It relies only on rainwater to grow and produces just ¼ of the carbon of other crops.
All of Brora’s linen designs are created in Europe, with just a short distance to travel before they reach our customers. Each of the linen weaves we produce are unique to us, often being designed in-house and using several shades to create modern and innovative textures.
As a natural, zero waste product, every part of the linen crop is used. While the fibres of the flax plant are used in clothing, anything leftover is used for food, homewares and even the interior of tennis racket handles.
For many years, much of our clothing has been made in Northern Portugal where local artisans use their skills to create jersey tops, babygros, men’s shirts and more. Their abilities are second to none and Brora’s Design team make regular visits to meet with them, building outstanding relationships and gaining further insight into our supply chain.
Having close and long term relationships with all of our suppliers means we are able to make limited runs of each design, reducing waste and adapting to customer demand as necessary.
We are proud to work with suppliers who take their time, providing our customers with distinctive designs of the finest quality that are made to last.
At Brora, we work with tweed due to its unrivalled quality, selecting suppliers who are specialists in their field and have generations of experience. This means we're able to bring you new and exciting, heritage inspired designs each season, to perfectly complement our knitwear collection.
Brora’s clothing collection is made using authentic methods with strong emphasis on the quality of workmanship. To make each piece extra special, intricate detailing such as embroidery and beading is carefully added by talented artisans, often hand sewing bead by bead to create intricate designs.
Our design team make annual visits to the small factory, owned by a man named Vibhu who we have been working with for many years. During their trip, they are able to see these incredible skills first hand and discuss new ideas for upcoming seasons.
For us, the ‘British Tailoring’ label means all garments in question are 100% British-made. From our pattern cutters to our woven tweeds and wool, to the East London tailors, all British tailored pieces are exactly that, meaning you can buy Brora safe in the knowledge that you are supporting local artisans.
When our customers started asking for knitwear made from yarns other than cashmere, we searched for the best supplier we could find to develop our fine gauge merino and cotton designs. Our supplier in China, have many accreditations to their name including the BSCI, the Business Social Compliance Initiative; their innovation combined with the use of the highest quality yarns sourced from round the world (our merino wool is from Australia) is second to none. Our partner works with other premium fashion labels and we feel the quality they offer is superior to anything we have found elsewhere.