Harris Tweed has a heritage as old as the islanders themselves. First woven as a basic staple in everyday clothing it has now become a fashionable and versatile brand. Gracing cat walks the world over Harris Tweed is synonymous with quality, authenticity and tradition. Yet it is also an accessible fabric and one which still retains the tangible human element through its weavers.
Woven by hand on traditional looms, the cloth is solely produced, by law, on the Isles of Harris and Lewis. Each weaver produces the cloth in a weaving shed using either a single or double width loom. The colours and patterns woven into the fabric reflect the ever-changing environment of the Islands.