Harris Tweed: From Shearing to Stamping
Few things in the fashion world have stood the test of time like that of Harris Tweed. A dense wool cloth made on islands off the Scottish coast known as “Hebrides”, the tweed is completely hand sheared from local livestock by Shepards and sent to a factory to be dyed and then finally woven by hand in a shuttle loom by a master weaver who has had years of experience. This short video, made by the Harris Tweed Authority, displays some of Scotland’s scenic vistas and explains the process from start to finish. The narrator’s Scottish burr doesn’t hurt either. Few cloths have had the opportunity to grace the backs of both Prince and pauper but Harris Tweed lives by its rich heritage and traditions.