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150 year milestone for Hawico

2024 marks the 150-year anniversary of Hawico being founded, one of the original manufacturers from the early days of the Industrial Revolution.

The history of Hawico can be traced all the way back to 1874 when The Hawick Hosiery Company was formed in Duke Street in Hawick. Indeed, Hawico still produce all their knitwear here today and the majority of the outer structure of the 19th century mill remains the same.


Explore the company’s history from it’s 19th century beginnings to the present day in this fascinating timeline.   



Ewan Thomson said:

As one of the leading cashmere brands in the world today, this 150-year milestone is something that the whole team are incredibly proud of.  


Hawico are a family business crafting luxury cashmere garments of uncompromised quality, drawing on over a century of traditional skills whilst embracing the improved techniques offered by technological advancement. Always made in our factory in Hawick, Scotland.

We look forward to welcoming visitors to our Visitor Centre and Factory Shop in this our 150th year.

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