Harris Tweed

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Harris Tweed, herringbone pattern

Harris Tweed is a tweed cloth that is handwoven by islanders at their homes in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, finished in the Outer Hebrides, and made from pure virgin wool dyed and spun in the Outer Hebrides. This definition, quality standards and protection of the Harris Tweed name are set out in the Harris Tweed Act 1993.[1]

This manufacture protects the reputation of a cloth which is famous for being wind-resistant.

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  1. "Harris Tweed Act 1993 (c. xi)". Legislation.gov.uk. 2011-07-04. Retrieved 2015-08-01.