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.
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.
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.