Exporter and manufacture of wool clothes. Established in 1845, Robert Mackie of Scotland is a Scottish knitwear manufacturer of the finest knitted scarves, hats and gloves using only natural fibres.
Established in 1845 making traditional Scottish Glengarry & Balmoral headwear, Robert Mackie has since then grown to become a leading Scottish knitwear manufacturer of the finest knitted scarves, hats & gloves. Using mainly 100% Pure New Wool everything is produced in-house in our factory in Stewarton in Ayrshire we can proudly label our products “Made in Scotland”.
Our business has three distinct product offerings; Traditional Scottish Headwear (which is where the origins of the company began), our consumer focussed MACKIE wholesale collection & our bespoke design & manufacturing services.
With 175 years of knitting experience, the MACKIE Collection is a range of luxury wholesale knitted accessories for everyday wear. Comprising hats, scarves & gloves, it is not only sold across Scotland & the UK, but is exported globally to countries such as France, Germany & Italy, & as far afield as Japan & Australia.
If our wholesale collection isn’t quite right, then our customer own design & manufacturing services give customers the opportunity to develop products that are unique to themselves. Being closer to many markets than Far East competitors we can offer shorter lead times on samples & order delivery. Combined with relatively low minimums this enables customers to place trial orders to determine successful product sales lines & then reorder those products.
Sustainability is a focus for us, and as we only work with pure wool, our products are all made from a sustainable & renewable product. With machines including circular knitting machines, specialist glove machines & Vee Bed knitting machines offering gauges from 3.5 to 12, not only can we offer shaped or seamless hats & scarves finished entirely on the machine, but our manufacturing processes are now zero waste during production.
A Woolmark licensee and an affiliate of UKFT and Textiles Scotland we are also a Sedex member (with SEPA Audit and SMETA Report), and work with the Ethical Trade Initiative.