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Labels Policy and Brand Use Rules

The role of the Harris Tweed Authority is to protect and promote the Harris Tweed brand and reputation. We neither make Harris Tweed cloth nor sell Harris Tweed items. To ensure that you help preserve the quality of the brand, it is essential that you read the Labels Policy and Brand Use Rules when using Harris Tweed.

The Harris Tweed® Journal

Harris Tweed® Word of the Week: Clean Wool

10th June

Harris Tweed® Cloth

The Harris Tweed® Story from Wool to Yarn
STAGE 2: Clean Wool
By law, 100% pure new wool must be used to weave Harris Tweed® cloth. The dirty wool is washed and scoured in a solution of soap and washing soda. If it is wanted white, the wool is hydro-extracted and dried at this stage. For dyeing, the wool is packed into vats and dyed to its particular colour before being hydro-extracted and dried.
The Harris Tweed® cloth woven from washed, undyed wool has a natural beauty. And of course, it doesn’t have to be white! Diggory Brown and Air An Lot have both had Harris Tweed® cloth woven from the wool of their own flocks, producing fabric of unique character.

Photography by Alison Johnston/Encompass

Can’t wait for the next stage? Learn about the whole process here:

The Process

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