At www.isleofharristweed.com, all tweeds sold on this website are fully certified Harris Tweed from the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.
Tweed Overview / Information:
Harris Tweed is dyed and spun in the Outer Hebrides, hand warped, woven, finished and then stamped with the Harris Tweed Orb. The proprietor/weaver, Murdo Macleod, has been employed in the Design Department of major producers of Harris Tweed for over 20 years and is experienced in all manner of design and production of Harris Tweed.
isleofharristweed.com can produce tweeds to bespoke design. All stages of tweed preparation and weaving is done by hand. After design, hand warping is the next stage of the process (696 threads for 75cm/750mm width) are knotted one by one by hand. This has to be double checked for perfection of the pattern of the tweed before weaving the cloth.
Once woven, the tweed has to be finished. All our Harris Tweed will be stamped with the world famous Orb Mark.
A Brief History:
The definition of Harris Tweed contained in the Harris Tweed Act of 1993 clearly defines Harris Tweed as a tweed which:
(a) has been 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; and
(b) possesses such further characteristics as a material is required to possess under regulations from time to time in force under the provisions of schedule 1 to the act of 1938 (or under regulations from time to time in force under any enactment replacing those provisions) for it to qualify for the application to it, and use with respect to it, of a harris tweed trade mark.
The Act also set out - to make provision for the establishment of a Harris Tweed Authority to promote and maintain the authenticity, standard and reputation of Harris Tweed; for the definition of Harris Tweed; for preventing the sale as Harris Tweed of material which does not fall within the definition; for the Authority to become the successor to The Harris Tweed Association Limited; and for other purposes incidental thereto. This is what you get when you buy from isleofharristweed.com
Visit the Harris Tweed Authority website at:- www.harristweed.org
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