Sacha Ross https://sachaross.com Luxury Tweeds and Fine French Linens Fri, 21 Feb 2020 12:01:01 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4 https://sachaross.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/cropped-GoldLogo-32x32.png Sacha Ross https://sachaross.com 32 32 Why Harris Tweed? https://sachaross.com/uncategorized/why-harris-tweed/ https://sachaross.com/uncategorized/why-harris-tweed/#respond Fri, 21 Feb 2020 10:44:50 +0000 https://sachaross.com/?p=2204

Only The Best Quality!

We only use 100% Harris Tweed and the finest of French linen in our products. Our label stands for the authenticity the fabrics are renowned for and the production quality we adhere to. Uniquely made in Scotland’s remote Outer Hebrides, Harris Tweed is beloved by fashionistas from across the globe, from Vivienne Westwood to Manolo Blahnik. It is the only fabric in the world that is produced using “traditional” methods, but in commercial quantities, which contributes to the quasi-magical aura inherent to Harris Tweed. Add to that the fact that Harris Tweed is extremely varied—plaids, herringbones, and an almost infinite amount of colours can be produced with Harris Tweed—and it’s quite obvious why it has become famous the world over.

Harris Tweed is the only cloth in the world with a protected provenance. It is governed by a British Act of Parliament that ensures Harris Tweed must be ‘handwoven by the islanders at their homes in the Outer Hebrides, finished in the Outer Hebrides, and made from pure virgin wool dyed and spun in the Outer Hebrides’.

After being dyed at the mills, different colours of wool are blended to specific recipes, before being carded and spun into yarn and then sent out to the homes of weavers across the islands. Once woven, the cloth returns to the mill, where the length of tweed is ‘finished’ – small holes are darned, the fabric is washed and dried, stray hairs are cropped and the textile finally examined – before being stamped with the all-important Orb symbol, the trademark of Harris Tweed.

Add to this the fact that because it’s made of 100% pure new wool, Harris Tweed is an excellent insulator that traps air in the fibres to keep you warm in winter and cool in summer. It resists water, wear and tear with ease, cleans easily and can be repaired with the simplest of tools.

What more could you wish for in a garment?

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Looking forward to Summer! https://sachaross.com/uncategorized/looking-forward-to-summer/ https://sachaross.com/uncategorized/looking-forward-to-summer/#respond Thu, 23 Jan 2020 13:31:20 +0000 https://sachaross.com/?p=1872

We are back in Central France just now and are really feeling the cold this week. The temperatures have plummeted to below zero, which is a huge shock considering we had a day last week where they reached 18C.

I’m so looking forward to the bright summer days again, enjoying the heat of the sun and being outside most of the time.

A part of our other business is buying and selling French antique & vintage items, and it’s the summer when we source most of our vintage linens to be used in the linings of our capes and bags.

We have quite a collection of these already, but a girl can never have too many linens, right!?

I’ve spent the last few weeks coming up with some new bag designs for summer and I’ll be sharing with you all soon. For the summer collection of bags, I’ve decided to focus on French vintage linen. There will be lots of unique bags this summer, one offs, teaming rustic hemp and linen with chateau fabrics and trims.

 I just need to finalize a few details and then we’ll be ready to get into production mode.

 

We’ve also been experimenting with more summery colours.

As most of you already know, we dye all our linens ourselves. It’s quite an exciting process, choosing a colour and seeing what develops. However, as much as I love this process, I’m afraid I must confess to leaving it all up to hubby.

He’s the dyeing expert here and loves to come up with new colour mixes to achieve the exact colour we’re looking for.

I’m loving these icecream sorbet colours he’s come up with. I’ve got a few ideas already, and  can’t wait to get using them on some bag pieces.

 

I’d love to know what you’re looking for in a summer bag. What do you use it for, shopping, beach, travelling? Do you like a small bag to hold your phone or purse or do you prefer a big bag to hold everything. I’m afraid I fall into the later category and then can’t find anything, so a large bag with pockets is what I look for.

 

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On the road https://sachaross.com/uncategorized/on-the-road/ https://sachaross.com/uncategorized/on-the-road/#respond Wed, 13 Nov 2019 18:51:07 +0000 https://sachaross.com/?p=456

Update from the road

After a busy couple of weeks on the road with @exclusivelyhighlands in some magnificent venues across the northeast of Scotland. It has become clear that our super soft sherpa fleece lined Harris Tweed ear warmers have been very popular so, this week we have taken some time out to develop a couple more items lined with super soft sherpa fabric.

We now have a 150cm Harris Tweed scarf and a neck warmer to add to our range.

These will be available this weekend  Eden 1 Christmas Craft and Food Fair @edencourttheatrecinema. Fri 15th to Sun 17th November. Come along and be the first to get one of these super cosy pieces to keep the winter weather at bay.

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On tour October to December https://sachaross.com/uncategorized/we-are-on-tour-october-to-december/ https://sachaross.com/uncategorized/we-are-on-tour-october-to-december/#respond Sat, 14 Sep 2019 18:30:25 +0000 http://sacha-ross.teknoids.se/?p=163 We are on a tour of Scotland October to December, be sure to catch us on any of the following events.

October


House of Dun Fair – Sat 26 & Sun 27

November

Blair Castle – Friday 1, Sat 2 & Sun 3

Crathes Castle – Fri 8, Sat 9 & Sun 10

Eden 1 – Fri 15, Sat 16 & Sun 17

Brodie Castle – Fri 22, Sat 23 & Sun 24

Fyvie Castle – Fri 29 & Sat 30

December

Fyvie Castle – Sun 1 Dec

Eden 2 – Fri 6, Sat 7 and Sun 8

Garioch Christmas Fair – Sat 14 Dec

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We are launching in October! https://sachaross.com/uncategorized/hello-world/ https://sachaross.com/uncategorized/hello-world/#respond Sat, 07 Sep 2019 14:25:46 +0000 http://sacha-ross.teknoids.se/?p=1

Finally the date has arrived and we are launching our new Sacha Ross range!

The Sacha Ross brand is a rethinking of traditional styles with a contemporary twist using luxury Scottish Harris Tweed and fine French linen

Our collection is an expression of effortless elegance and luxury. Combining a passion for the finest quality French linen and the exclusive Scottish Harris Tweed to create a timeless product range of clothes and accessories.

We only use 100% Harris Tweed and the finest of French linen in our products. Our label stands for the authenticity the fabrics are renowned for and the production quality we adhere to.

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