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?