Harris Tweed cloth is handwoven by islanders at their homes in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland and made from pure virgin wool dyed and spun in the Outer Hebrides.
Harris Tweed, which is made in the Scottish Outer Hebrides, is one of the most sought after wool textiles in the world. Made on one island with two names, separated only by a mountain range - the islands of Lewis and Harris.
The story begins with pure new wool, which is blended together to take advantage of its unique quality and characteristics. The wool from which Harris Tweed is made comes mainly from herds kept on the mainland of Scotland. The island communities join together in early summer to shear the local sheep and add their locally grown wool to the mainland pruning.
Harris Tweed is the most famous fabric in the world and certainly the only one protected by a law of Parliament. Only the experienced artisans of the Outer Hebrides know how it is made and they are the only ones which are entiteled by the law to do so. Its design and production methods offer endless options in terms of weight, colours and fabric patterns that perfectly meet the requirements of today's fashion. The hand and eye skills which are neccessary for weaving the threads have been passed down through many generations and can only be found in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.
To measure your hat size, wrap a tape measure around your head just above your ears. The tape should fit comfortably – not too tight. Round up to the nearest size.
If you have no tape measure, you can measure with a string, which you then measure with a ruler.
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