Manufacturer of cashmere knitwear. Established in 1931 in Borders, Scotland, it is a leader in the industry. Production is 400,000 pieces a year. It is part of Dawson International Plc and recently opened Ballantyne Cashmere Italy. In addition to Italy, with 30% of turnover, its biggest market is Japan.
Massimo Alba is the new creative director, while Alfredo Canessa is appointed president. Alba plans the brand’s relaunch, relying upon a staff of young collaborators of different nationalities, all based in Milan. The manufacturing plants remain in Scotland.
The new path of Ballantyne Cashmere begins at Pitti Uomo with a Collection designed by Massimo Alba and his staff.