In a world of mass produced factory made products, it is so refreshing to find this luxury fabric, hand woven by the islanders of the rugged isles of the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, using hand looms and 100% pure wool fibre.
Harris tweed is the only fabric in the world governed by its own act of parliament. The 1993 Act of Parliament decrees that genuine Harris Tweed must be made from pure virgin wool which has been dyed and spun on the islands and hand woven at the home of the weaver in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.
Genuine Harris tweed bears the Orb Certification Mark approved by the Harris Tweed Authority. This mark guarantees that the tweed to which it is applied has been made from 100% pure new wool which has been dyed and spun and hand woven on the islands.
The length of cloth is then taken to the mill on the island for washing and finishing. It is inspected for quality and then authenticated by the Harris Tweed Authority with the orb stamp.
Harris tweed is famous throughout the world for its sheer luxury, quality and style.
This beautiful fabric is used throughout the world by leading designers for clothing , interior design and accessories.........a fabric of highest quality which will never go out of fashion.
An important part of the heritage of Scotland, the continued use of this most traditional, durable, sumptuous and luxurious cloth enhances our lives with its outstanding quality, while supporting the traditional lifestyle and livelyhoods of the genuine cottage industries of the Hebrides.
Find out more about the fascinating history of this iconic fabric by visting the Harris Tweed Authority website here