Harris Tweed is a hand woven cloth, created by islanders who work from their residences in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. It is made from a pure virgin wool that dyed and spun. Check some interesting facts about Harris Tweed.
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The Harris Tweed accessories that are in the far reaches of your closet should be pulled out: they are in style this fall and winter season. The items that have been classic staples in our wardrobes for decades are completely in fashion and should be stylishly integrated into our looks this fashion season.
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The whole notion of a group getting together and riding bikes, whether powered by foot or petrol is nothing new. Countless bike marathons, races, and social gatherings have happened since the widespread introduction of bicycles. Most of us have heard accounts of Mods or Rockers; despite their reputation as warring subcultures they were often more happy to find their friends and find somewhere to ride. Groups of motorcyclists can be seen buzzing about no matter the weather. Lately, though, something special has emerged in the world of organised rides. Something with a distinctive look that is equally at home with those seeking fashion or functionality.
Harris Tweed is a luxurious staple that will always be in style. Islanders who live in the outer Hebrides of Scotland and use local wool to weave the cloth weave the fabric by hand. The original, traditional Harris Tweed was characterized by very subtle colors like deep red, purple brown and dark orange, accomplished with natural vegetable dyes.
Today, Harris Tweed is the only hand-woven textile that is sold in commercial quantities. Recent high profile manufacturers who have exported and used this beautiful cloth in a contemporary tweed collection include Nike, Alexander MacQueen, Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren. The fabric is considered the “champagne of fabrics”. While most of the production of this textile is manufactured for use in the clothing industry, Harris Tweed also supplied most of the interior fabrics for Glasglow’s first five-star hotel, called Blythswood Square, an incredible feat. Czytaj całość »