Harris Tweed

type of handwoven cloth

Harris Tweed is a tweed cloth that is handwoven by islanders at their homes in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, finished in the Outer Hebrides, and made from pure virgin wool dyed and spun in the Outer Hebrides. This definition, quality standards and protection of the Harris Tweed name are enshrined in the Harris Tweed Act 1993.[1]

Harris Tweed, herringbone pattern

This manufacture protects the reputation of a cloth which is famous for being wind-resistant.


  1. "Harris Tweed Act 1993 (c. xi)". Legislation.gov.uk. 2011-07-04. Retrieved 2015-08-01.