Material Tweed Wool
- Sample piece of actual fabric
- Redeem price on a future order
Harris Tweed is one of the rarest and most loved fabrics in the world. To carry the name, by Act of Parliament, Harris Tweed must be hand-woven by the islanders of Lewis, Harris, Uist and Barra, in the far-flung Outer Hebrides of Scotland. Woven by hand in the crofters' cottages, using pure virgin wool that has been dyed and spun locally, it is the world's only commercially produced hand-woven tweed.
When purchasing a Harris Tweed item, we recommend that you first purchase a swatch of the material first, so that you are completely happy with your chosen fabric. Colours shown on screen can vary in accuracy dependent on the colour display of your computer, so a swatch in hand can put your mind at ease.
The price of one swatch per garment can be deducted from any future purchase of Harris Tweed product in that fabric, priced at 100GBP (ex vat) or more. The size of the swatch will vary from mill to mill, but will always be enough to give you a good idea of what to expect.
About Harris Tweed Scotland
Harris Tweed Scotland is a specialist manufacturer of Harris Tweed men's jackets, and is the only company that manufactures genuine Harris Tweed jackets with tweed produced from its own mill in the Outer Hebrides.Harris Tweed Scotland Limited manufacture Harris Tweed men's jackets from the finest quality Harris Tweed woven by hand in the Western Isles of Scotland, inspired by the original Harris Tweed jacket that defined the 'Country Gentleman' at the turn of the 19th Century.This Stornoway mill is the oldest producer of Harris Tweed in the Outer Hebrides and has been producing Harris Tweed since 1906. The process has changed little over the last 100 years. Virgin wool is dyed and spun into yarn that is delivered to the homes of crofters throughout the islands. Then, as their ancestors have done for centuries, the crofters weave the Harris Tweed using traditional hand looms. This process gives our Harris Tweed jackets for men their unique blend of colour and quality.The handwoven Harris Tweed fabric is then returned to the mill to be expertly washed and finished. Only when the Harris Tweed Authority inspector has hand checked every 50 metre length of Harris Tweed cloth, is it stamped with the famous Orb trademark and released to be made into Harris Tweed jackets.Harris Tweed Scotland Limited directly employs over 30 islanders on the Isle of Harris and provides work for over 100 self-employed crofters throughout the Western Isles.