An immemorial, traditional woollen cloth woven in the Outer Hebrides, off the western coast of Scotland. A traditional crofting cottage industry, it rose to fashionable prominence under the patronage of Lady Dunmore in the 19thC, soon supplying Saville Row and the world of couture, earning its status as a classic textile. Since the formation of the Harris Tweed Association Ltd its quality and provenance has been certified by the Orb Mark logo. Although there are many kinds of tweed, Harris Tweed can only be spun and handwoven in the Outer Hebrides, thus preserving this traditional family, crofting and artisan legacy.
Originally inspired by the colours of the highlands woven into cloth for mens suiting and country attire; as Harris tweed is woven to order, any colour combinations are possible and indeed are exquisitely woven for the couture houses of Chanel, Alexander McQueen, YSL, and for Paul Smith, Margaret Howell among many others..
It is as suitable for all interior furnishings as it is for tailoring and comes in an array of traditional colours and designs, but also in contemporary, finer, more colourful combinations.