We pride ourselves in selecting the finest British and Harris Tweeds for our waistcoats and capes. It is an honour to be creating garments from cloth that is rich with heritage and distinction.
The British Mills we source from have been weaving cloth since the 1800's and are steeped with British Heritage.
These beautiful cloths remain synonymous with luxury and quality.
Starting with the sheep, only the best natural raw materials are selected. When the wool arives at the prestigious British Mills its follows an elaborate process, at first the wool is dyed in a highly skilled technique and then blended to create its unique rich colour and texture.
The soft, smooth finish is produced by carding, then warping is completed and still checked by hand to ensure patterns and design are accurate.
Finally the yarn is woven together and magnificent British Tweed is born.
From time immemorial, the inhabitants of the Outer Hebrides of Scotland have woven beautiful and intricate cloth known as Harris Tweed.
The definition of Harris tweed is enshrined in law with clear legal criteria. To meet the legal definition, 'Harris Tweed must have been hand woven by Islanders at their homes in the Outer Hebrides and made from 100% pure virgin wool dyed and spun in the Outer hebrides.'
The this beautiful process begins in the Harris Tweed Mill were the pure wool must be washed, dyed and dried. It is then teased, blended to obtain the perfect hue and carded in to embryonic yarn. This soft yarn is then spun to give it strength for weaving.
It is at this point the yarn is delivered to the registered weavers. They merticulously hand-tie wrap threads in preparation for their weaving project on the treadle loom. Once they begin weaving, each thread is skilfully woven together under the watchful eye of the weaver who exclusively powers they loom by their legs.
When the tweed is woven it is returned to the Mill for finishing and is finally examined by the independant Harris Tweed Authority before its applied with the famous Harris Tweed Orb trademark.