Posted on 03/04/2014 15:34 by Louise. Posted in Croft House News
What better day than National Tweed Day to be going through samples of Harris Tweed while putting together our 2014 range! After going through a tough time in the 2000s, the Harris Tweed industry is now thriving again and the tweed has been seen on many of the major fashion catwalks in recent years. The cloth was granted its own Act of Parliament in 1993 and is defined as follows:
"Harris Tweed means a tweed which has been hand woven by the islanders at their homes in the Outer Hebrides, finished in the islands of Harris, Lewis, North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist and Barra and their several purtenances (The Outer Hebrides) and made from pure virgin wool dyed and spun in the Outer Hebrides."
Now I just need to decide which of these beautiful tweeds to use........