Sourcing Spotlight: Harris Tweed
Welcome to our new weekly blog series, Sourcing Spotlight, where we are showcasing the outstanding local manufacturers and suppliers that help Elizabeth Martin stay 100% British.
On any product made from tweed, we use only 100% official Harris Tweed Authority cloth woven in Stornaway, Scotland. Here’s a little insight into our number one fabric source, Harris Tweed Hebridies.
“Woven with Love and Care”
The rare character and beauty of Harris Tweed is attributable to the fact that it is the only fabric produced in commercial quantities by truly traditional methods anywhere in the world. Hundreds of distinctive patterns developed over the centuries, each unique but unmistakable with its characteristic subtle designs in complex natural shades, and a guarenteed quality and genuine with the official Orb Mark to ensure genuine Harris Tweed cloth.
Harris Tweed is more than a unique handwoven textile, it is a story about a real place iwth a rich history and culture, beautiful landscape and vibrant communities located in Scotland’s remote and beautiful Islands in the Outer Hebrides.
Harris Tweed is handwoven on looms by the islanders in their crofts from virgin wool dyed and spun in the Outer Hebrides. From remote crofts to couture catwalks, Harris Tweed is the choice of fashion and interior designers who value its provenance, classic style and ability to improve with age.
Find out more at www.harristweed.org