Tweed (cloth)

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Harris Tweed woven in a herringbone twill pattern, mid-20th century

Tweed is a rough, woollen fabric, usually with a plain weave, twill or herringbone pattern. Colour effects in the yarn are got by mixing dyed wool before it is spun.[1]

Tweeds are an icon of traditional Scottish and Irish clothing. It is good for informal outerwear,[2] because the material is moisture-resistant and long-lasting. Tweeds are made to withstand harsh climates.[3] They are worn for outdoor activities such as shooting and hunting. In Ireland, most tweed making is done in County Donegal.

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  1. "Harris Tweed - The Cloth". harristweed.org. 
  2. The Museum at FIT, Fashion Institute of Technology (2006), "The Tailor's Art," Menswear Fabrics - A Glossary, archived from the original on 2007-06-02, retrieved 2008-11-24 
  3. "Cad & the Dandy - Tweed Jackets - Bespoke Tweed Jackets - Tweed Suits - Men's Tweed Suits". cadandthedandy.co.uk.