The story of Kynoch starts more than 200 years ago with the establishment of a bleach-field for flax in Keith. When George Kynoch gave his name to the business, he could not have imagined the latest chapter is of a brand still, creating vibrant, exciting fabric designs from the Scottish Borders. Desired around the world, as they were in the 1930’s, when they were exhibited in London at the British Textile Fair and selected by Hollywood film stars and Royalty alike.
A progressive company Kynoch grew rapidly and became the centre of woollen cloth production in Scotland. Travelling to the United States and Europe to visit customers we established a reputation for being able to create fabrics that perform and deliver the look requested.
Inspired by our history we still enjoy creating cloth which has a feeling of relaxed luxury for our modern lifestyles.
For generations, textile skills have been handed down through generations. There is a warmth to the history of Langholm’s yesterdays which walks hand-in-hand with today and tomorrow. A quiet dignity and pride in the people and a job well done.
Today Kynoch continues this tradition and are the proud custodians of the legacy and values of Reid & Taylor.
Carrying the torch lit by Robbie Scott Hay in the 1930’s who passionately believed in the importance of art, people and working very closely with his like-minded clients to create bespoke designs – just for them. His creativity and vision echoes through Kynoch to this day.
The archives are an evocative journey in time, the heavily bound leather books with covers worn by hundreds of hands past, contain a historical reference to fabrics designed and manufactured in the original mill. Reassuring in the fact that today the books are still meticulously curated and up-dated in every detail by a new generation.