Harris Tweed Hebrides
Harris Tweed Hebrides, based in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, manufacture each metre of handwoven fabric in accordance with The Harris Tweed Act 1993, maintaining the integrity and distinctive character of the fabric which is recognised globally as Harris Tweed.
Established in 2007, Harris Tweed Hebrides have become a success story of UK textile manufacturing. Credited with the revitalisation of an industry following a period of decline in the early part of the 21st century, they have focused on re-introducing vibrant yarn colour and fabric patterns synonymous with Harris Tweed to the wholesale market. Their fabric is now exported to over 60 countries and supplied many of the world’s most recognised brands.
Harris Tweed is produced using traditional skills and always made from 100% pure new wool. The scoured wool is dyed and spun in the mill and handwoven in the weaver’s own home, it is then returned to the mill for finishing. Each stage of this process ensures the high-quality Harris Tweed is renowned for. Fibre dyeing at the raw wool stage provides an unrivalled depth of colour, one yarn shade can contain up to 8 different shades of wool and several yarn shades are used in each fabric design. Harris Tweed Hebrides work with over 120 home weavers based throughout the Isle of Lewis and Harris, providing sustainable rural employment to home weavers who live in the most remote communities on our islands.