Produced from the wool of Merino sheep. The yarn comes mainly from Australia and is renowned for its outstanding quality coupled with softness of feel. And yet it is highly durable. It has a very long history indeed and as the name suggests originated in the Saxony region of GermanyJOHNSTONS Johnstons of Elgin have been making fine Woollen Cloths in Scotland since 1797. With this length of history it is now wonder that the design, yarn and finish is exceptional.