Our Story

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

Sinclair started out as a student at the Scottish College of Textiles (now Heriot Watt University School of Textiles and Design), which has seen many famous designers and textile-influencers graduate from the campus in Galashiels. He was recently involved in a film made by Danny Bonnar for the School which showcases successful graduates telling their story so far in the UK textile industry.

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 almost 30 years’ experience in the luxury textile industry, Sinclair 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, also based in Galashiels, was owned and run latterly by Sinclair’s father, Duncan Paterson. These classic designs, modernised by the house colours, have inspired the 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 we enjoy nothing more than hearing from customers.

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Sinclair Duncan creates luxurious cashmere scarves, stoles, hats and gloves

Lovingly made in Scotland