2015 Marks the brand’s 200th Bicentennial Celebrations. Pringle of Scotland is one of the oldest names of the Scottish Boarders, the iconic birthplace of the British knitwear industry. From the beginning, this was Pringle of Scotland’s home where it became one of the first luxury knitwear manufacturers in the world. Founded in 1815 by Robert Pringle, the company began as a manufacturer of hosiery and underwear. It has been knitting cashmere since the 1870’s and was one of the first brands to introduce knitwear as outerwear in the early 1900’s.