The Harris Tweed® Journal

Back to Basics Series – Day 10

5th April

Stamping

The finished cloth is not yet ready to be called Harris Tweed®, as it must undergo one final process on its journey – certification by an independent Harris Tweed Authority inspector. The inspector will examine each finished piece, together with the signed declaration provided by the weaver, to ensure the fabric has been woven in accordance with the Harris Tweed Act (1993).

Harris tweed authority orb stamping

Once the inspector is satisfied with their examination, the final mark of authenticity can be applied. A beeswax transfer of the Orb certification mark is ironed onto the reverse of the cloth, and it is transformed into genuine Harris Tweed®.

This marks the final part of our series – we hope you have enjoyed it!

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