Harris Tweed is a beautiful, intricate luxury fabric famed for its unique quality and heritage. It is woven from pure virgin wools, principally taken from flocks reared on the Scottish mainland. All Harris Tweed is inspected and certified by the Harris Tweed Authority, and stamped for authenticity with the Orb logo.
The official definition of Harris Tweed is "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".
The unique process used to manufacture Harris Tweed ensures it remains one of the most sought-after fabrics in the World, which is understandable when you appreciate the attention to detail that is lavished upon this fine cloth.
Harris Tweed Production From wool to yarn
Unlike the vast majority of fabrics, Harris Tweed is hand made from start to finish. Every length of Harris Tweed must be certified by the Harris Tweed Authority in order to carry the authentic 'Orb' trademark.
Harris Tweed is made from virgin wool dyed and spun in the Outer Hebrides. Because it is the wool which is dyed, rather than the yarn, Harris Tweed can carry especially vibrant colours which last the test of time.
In order to produce Harris Tweed of a particular shade, many different coloured wools are shredded and mixed together, refined and spun into yarn.