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Harris Tweed Hebrides at The Florentine Fashion Fair

Posted on February 03, 2016 by Mark Hogarth

The grand 16th century Fortezza Da Basso plays host to the bi-annual menswear showcase Pitti Uomo. The show stands as a crucible of style and fashion, a place to see and be seen, a trade show and fashion show merged into a forum that holds a strong influence over a global industry.

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Harris Tweed Hebrides look forward to year ahead after a ‘very successful’ Première Vision

Posted on September 29, 2015 by Katie Laing

It’s all hands to the loom at the Harris Tweed Hebrides mill in Shawbost where staff are working hard to fulfil the many requests for samples taken at this year’s Première Vision trade show in Paris.

Representatives from Harris Tweed Hebrides have attended Première Vision — the biggest global trade show for the fashion and textiles industry — every year since the mill reopened for business more than eight years ago.

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Posted on August 11, 2015 by Mark Hogarth

At the industry’s peak, in the post-war years, says Seonaidh, there were 34 looms in the Valtos peninsula alone. In Uig as a whole, there were at least 100 weavers and for most of these families, the loom was the main source of income.

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Through Our Customer’s Eyes: Paltò meets Harris Tweed Hebrides.

Posted on August 03, 2015 by Andrew Allen


We recently received a visit from the team at Paltò, the Italian coat specialist, ahead of the launch of their Special Project Harris Tweed Capsule Collection. They toured both the island and the mill, to really get under the skin of what makes Harris Tweed such a special cloth.

Palto’s photographer, Francesco Tommasi, also set about capturing what they saw- something we love, as it’s always fascinating to see what we see everyday through the eye’s of others. The results are spectacular, both in moving image (above) and in a series of striking stills such as the one below.

We’ll be featuring their capsule range when it launches, but for now you can see the full set of images on the Paltò website.

We don’t feel we need to say anymore, sometimes the pictures just speak for themselves.



Double delight as Outer Hebrides business awarded for their commitment to Young People

Posted on June 23, 2015 by Andrew Allen

There was cause for a double celebration as two famous Outer Hebrides businesses were recognised for their commitment to employing young people, by being rewarded with the Investors in Young People (IIYP) accreditation on Thursday 18 June.

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