The History

The History

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From time immemorial, the inhabitants of the Outer Hebrides of Scotland have woven a beautiful and intricate cloth which the world knows simply as Harris Tweed. The islanders produce this luxury cloth entirely by hand and have long been known for the excellence of their weaving.

Over the decades Harris Tweed was embraced by the world. From royalty and landed gentry to Hollywood icons and the finest designers of couture; the fabric became a wardrobe staple, a must-have item for discerning customers across the globe.

This was further consolidated when the Harris Tweed Authority was created in 1993 by an Act of Parliament. Thus the definition of Harris Tweed became statutory and forever tied the cloth to the Islands.

Harris Tweed remains truly of its time, a cloth that rises above fad and fashion. As age-old skills are passed on from one generation to the next, the beloved cloth will always be made by local artisans in this, one of the most remote places in the world, to the same exacting standards and forever meeting the needs of customers across the world who seek a luxury fabric, longevity and value, style and timeless quality.