From our boutiques in London and New York we sold more Ballantyne Cashmere than any other retailer in the world. However, please note, owing to the closure of Ballantyne we do not sell the current range which is made in China and we closed our London shop in 2014. All styles made by Ballantyne now carry a Berk label and are sold through this website.
Real cashmere is an art. We use forty-eight hand processes from the start of knitting to finishing our products to make Berk cashmere. We knit each garment under tension on Bentley plain frame machines. We use up to thirty per cent more cashmere yarn than the average cashmere sweater. This reduces fibre migration, those small balls building up on the surface of your garment as it is worn over time.
Our process of fully fashioning means that each garment is 'knitted to shape' as opposed to 'cut to shape'. Every garment is hand-linked, with yarn not thread, cupped and seamed and pre-shrunk; a time consuming process which guarantees the shape and integrity of the garment over a lifetime.
Finally, the garments are washed in pH neutral purified water to produce our special Bare Finish®. The result is tightly knitted cashmere knitwear with a peachy lustrous touch which is beyond compare and entirely made in Scotland.