Our Story


Sinclair Duncan was established in 2012 by Sinclair and Debbie Paterson. Based in Galashiels, in the heart of the Scottish Borders, Sinclair Duncan aims to support independent mills and reinforce the area’s strong reputation for high quality textile manufacturing.

Only the finest cashmere is used in the Sinclair Duncan range, which has been carefully sourced from Inner Mongolia, then expertly dyed, woven or knitted, and finished in Scotland by experienced hands.  With over 25 years’ experience in the luxury textile industry, company director, Sinclair Paterson, recognises that quality counts, heritage holds and strong design creates distinction.

‘Not only has the history and landscape of the Borders influenced our designs, but so has our family heritage.

The Tweeds used in the Sinclair Duncan ranges are taken from an archive produced in the early 1900s by Kemp Blair woollen mill.

This company was based in Galashiels and was owned and run latterly by my father, Duncan Paterson. These classic designs, modernised by the house colours, have inspired our distinctive Sinclair Duncan look.’

The super-soft scarves, stoles and throws are shipped all over the world as a gift for someone special or simply as a piece of luxury for yourself. Sinclair Duncan offers customer service with a personal touch and enjoy nothing more than hearing from customers.

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