Harris Tweed is the only handwoven fabric produced in commercial quantities. The yarn production process uses specially blended yarns produced to secret recipes and then warped up to exclusive designs before being sent to weavers’ homes to be handwoven by highly skilled weavers.
The cloth is then returned to the mill to be finished in a modern finishing plant to a very high standard. The next stage in the process is examination by the independent Harris Tweed Authority, before application of the famous Orb trademark which is ironed onto the fabric as the ultimate seal of approval..
Only then is it genuine, authenticated Harris Tweed. The Orb has served the industry well as a safeguard against imitations and is the oldest British trade mark in continuous use.
Harris Tweed is the only handwoven fabric produced in commercial quantities.