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Cashmere is Scottish (clip 2)

Promotional film for Scottish Cashmere producers

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Cashmere wool obtained from Mongolia is spun and knitted at Scottish mills into cashmere knitwear for Pringle, Ballantyne, Braemar and Glenmac. In this clip we see how the cashmere garments are made with shots of textile manufacture, computer controlled machinery and hand operated processes. Includes shots of knitting and weaving machines, washing, milling, sewing, pressing and cutting.

Questions & Activities


  • How do you think technology has changed since the film was made?
  • What jobs do you see people do in the film? How many of these jobs might now be done by a computer or robot?
  • Does the music match the pace of the film?
  • Why was this film made and who was it aimed at?
  • Cashmere is a very expensive material to use in the creation of garments, what other materials are used in the manufacture of clothes?


Technology: Make a list of the most important machines. Design or think of what what be a really useful machine today.

Technology: You are in charge of modernising this factory, what changes would you make and why?

Textiles / Crafts / History / Social Studies: Research the development of weaving in Scotland from the crafting industries to the industrial revolution at New Lanark.

Technology: Design a labour saving device that has not yet been invented?

Enterprise: Design logos for plane T-Shirts and create a business plan to sell them. Make a profit.

Clip Details

Record Id 007-000-000-101-C
Resource Rights Holder Courtesy of Dawson International plc
Project Ref 0578
Date 1973
Genre Promotional, Corporate
School Subject Art and Design, Technologies
Subject Matter Textiles, Enterprise, Crafts
Who Abel Goddman (director), Martin Kane Production (production company)
Where Scotland
Event Product launch
Attributes Colour, Sound
Clip Length 2:15
Film Length 17:00