Exquisite Fabrics, Exceptional Quality, Elevated Service
An artisanal luxury brand, Harris Tweed Hebrides is the foremost producer of Harris Tweed. Our fabrics are exported to over 60 countries and supplied to the world’s leading designers, fashion houses and luxury brands.
Intricate and iconic, the quintessentially British Harris Tweed is a wardrobe staple. Popularised in 1846 by Lady Dunmore – widow of the landowner of Harris, the Earl of Dunmore – who had the clan tartan replicated by Harris weavers in tweed. It was worn for the country sports of hunting, shooting, and fishing by the British aristocracy before Coco Chanel elevated the tweed suit to the Parisian catwalks at the start of the twentieth century.
Today’s tweed may be used to a create a headline-grabbing gown for the Hollywood red carpet; styled as ‘quiet luxury’ on the front row at the international catwalk shows, or selected for a bespoke suit on Savile Row.
Known for its sumptuous nap, Harris Tweed hangs well and tailors beautifully. Our cloth is hand-woven using traditional artisan skills and made from 100% British Wool. Fibre-dyeing at the raw wool stage ensures the unrivalled depth of colour for which Harris Tweed Hebrides is known.
Our extensive range showcases the versatility of this traditional cloth; from timeless heritage designs inspired by our archives to seasonal updates and bespoke commissions made to our clients’ specifications.
Our Harris Tweeds are lovingly handcrafted in limited quantities. Every fifty metres of fabric is examined by an independent Harris Tweed Authority inspector, who, when satisfied it meets the standards, applies the Orb certification mark. A globally recognised symbol of the highest quality.
World-class, 100% British heritage cloth. Still handwoven today using generations-old indigenous crafts passed down through our Hebridean islander community, since 1840.
Contemporary design meets couture quality in our premium 100% Pure New Wool artisanal Harris Tweed cloth, handwoven for the world’s leading fashion and interiors houses.
A unique, single country of origin supply chain, certified and independently authenticated to exceed modern standards of sustainability and offer unparalleled peace of mind.
World Class Leaders in British Luxury
Today, Harris Tweed Hebrides stands as a world class leader in British luxury cloth, protecting and supporting key parts of the British textile industry of which we are a part. We are proud to have revitalised the 100-year-old Shawbost Mill where our yarn is spun and our cloth is finished. Our mission is to create a sustainable, long-term business that supports the communities of the Outer Hebrides for generations to come.
As the textile world recognises a need for a more considered production cycle, Harris Tweed Hebrides is proud to be a pioneer of slow luxury fashion.
Harris Tweed’s High Fashion Pedigree
In 1928, Coco Chanel escaped to the Duke of Westminster’s mansion in the Scottish Highlands, and a photograph shows Mademoiselle wearing his tweed jacket. Their affair ended in 1931, but fashion’s obsession with Harris Tweed was just beginning. It would take another two decades before Chanel’s game-changing soft tweeds appeared on the Paris catwalks in 1954.
In the 1960s Mary Quant gave Harris Tweed a youthquake vibe in miniskirts and flares. Ralph Lauren perfected the preppy classics look in the 1970s. And in 1988 Vivienne Westwood used Harris Tweed in a subversion of British tradition.
Today, fashion remains enamoured with Harris Tweed. As the team at Maison Margiela says; “the fabric is synonymous with sartorial savoir-faire”.
Harris Tweed Hebrides is ever-present on catwalks, with clients including Erdem, Prada, Ralph Lauren, Dolce & Gabbana, Thom Browne and Manolo Blahnik. And Chanel – whose love affair with tweed is still going strong after 80 years.