Harris Tweed – a Romantic Story

2 Oct

Great Article on Harris Tweed!

An Aspiring Gent

The Tweed jacket has become synonymous with the ‘English Country Gentleman’. Ideal to be worn on Autumn and Winter days with jeans and a checked shirt but there is a long, romantic history to this unique cloth. The hard work and craftsmanship that goes into producing this coveted cloth is something very special indeed.

Harris Tweed was born in 1846 when The Dowager Countess of Dunmore, asked a crofter on the remote island of Harris to reproduce the Murray family tartan in tweed. The resultant fabric was like no other, dyed, spun, woven and finished entirely by hand.

Lady Dunmore, with her connections was able to establish a thriving market for the fabric in London and far beyond. The tweed was established firmly as a status symbol and worn amongst Queen Victoria’s royal circle and the aristocracy of the time.

Harris Tweed is a product of Great British craftsmanship, still…

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2 Responses to “Harris Tweed – a Romantic Story”

  1. anaspiringgent October 2, 2012 at 3:28 pm #

    Thank you, I’m so glad you enjoyed reading the post!

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