From Shearing to Stamping

The Orb Trademark, pressed onto every length of cloth and seen on the traditional woven label affixed to finished items, guarantees the highest quality, 100% pure new wool HARRIS TWEED, dyed, spun and handwoven by islanders of the Outer Hebrides of Scotland at their homes, to the laws outlined in the 1993 Harris Tweed Act of Parliament


Woven with love and care

The rare character and beauty of HARRIS TWEED is attributable to the fact that it is the only fabric produced in commercial quantities by truly traditional methods anywhere in the world. Hundreds of distinctive patterns developed over the centuries, each unique but unmistakably HARRIS TWEED with its characteristic subtle designs in complex natural shades.

Soft, tactile, breathable, warm, colourful, sustainable, adaptable‚Ķthe old image of coarse, scratchy, dour tweed simply does not exist these days. While still retaining its heritage of practicality and longevity, the HARRIS TWEED of today extols all the qualities and virtues of a truly luxury 21st century fabric. 

Harris Tweed Weaver Neil Maclean 1960
Picture courtesy of The Harris Tweed Authority

Harris Tweed Weaver Neil Maclean 1960 Picture courtesy of The Harris Tweed Authority