Hebridean Star: A Soulful Fabric Tale

There is undoubtedly a symbiotic relationship between our fabric and the landscape of The Outer Hebrides. We are proud of the fact that the landscape and Hebridean culture are even more celebrated than the Clo Mor at the moment.  The BBC Scotland nature documentary - Hebrides, Islands on the Edge - has been highly acclaimed and a unique design inspired by a 1950’s weaver’s garden has just won a gold medal at The Chelsea Flower Show.

As if this isn’t enough La Donna Del Lago premiered at the Royal Opera House on Friday 17th May. Harris Tweed Hebrides sponsored the majority of the cloth on this epic production. The Harris Tweed adds authenticity to the romanticism that Sir Walter Scott and Gioachinno produced.  John Fulljames was determined to use The Clo Mor because of its provenance. 

From the land comes the cloth. A soulful, near mystical relationship exists between land, cloth and language. Embodied in every metre of fabric is a unique heritage and culture, the fact that the industry is situated on one of the most beautiful archipelagos in the world, well that is just a special bonus.


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