Saturday 5 February 2011


A short video of the most en-vogue handmade fabric of the last few years, which has seen great British brands/designers relentlessly scouring their archives for home-grown, hand-crafted materials.
Harris Tweed is hand woven by the islanders of the Outer Hebrides and made from pure virgin wool which is dyed and spun. It is finished in the islands of Harris, Lewis, North and South Ulst, Benbecula and Barra. Today every 50 metres of genuine Harris Tweed is checked by an inspector from the Harris Tweed Association before being stamped by hand with the orb symbol.