December 23, 2009 § 1 Comment
December 5, 2009 § 2 Comments
The North Face Purple Label presents their new Harris Tweed collection. The collection offer a down jacket and a down vest, each in three Harris Tweed colorways.
This Japan-only collection of more experimental and fashion forward pieces keeps the function aspect but is a tad less technically inclined then its mainline production. The usage of patterns and fabrics has the brand looking more design friendly than its mountaineering American brother and its Japan-only exclusivity makes getting your hands on the stuff as hard on the pocket as its absence is on our hearts.
December 2, 2009 § 4 Comments
Harris Tweed Hebrides have launched a rather nice new website replete with oodles of info and exclusive online collections.
It’s been a good year for Harris Tweed Hebrides and I’ve been fortunate to work with them on an interiors project this year, bring the tweed to a restored 110 year old Glasgow pub.
Harris Tweed Hebrides, the award-winning company based at Shawbost on the west coast of the Isle of Lewis, now accounts for more than 90 per cent of Harris Tweed production.
They export to over 50 countries and their customers over the past year have included Alexander McQueen, Calvin Klein and Vivienne Westwood.
Harris Tweed Hebrides, which was founded only in late 2007, is generally credited with having revitalized the industry and taken the fabric into the front-line of 21st century fashion and design.
The company was named Textile Brand of the Year 2009 at the Vogue.COM Scottish Fashion Awards and given the major accolade for Outstanding Contribution at the 2009 Scottish Style Awards.
They use a range of more than 100 yarns which can be made up into thousands of patterns by their highly skilled workforce and represent generations of experience in this craft industry.
Truly, Harris Tweed Hebrides has brought a new twist to an old yarn.
View the new website and online collections via the link below.