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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

Process: Washing & Dyeing

10th October

The Harris Tweed® Process

2. Washing & Dyeing

Harris Tweed® is truly dyed in the wool, i.e. the wool is dyed prior to being spun as opposed to dyeing spun yarn. This means different coloured wools are blended to create a myriad of intricate shades and hues. As the vegetation is now protected, natural dyes be can no longer be used. However, Harris Tweed® is a truly ecologically sound textile, with a low-impact VOC (volatile organic compound) absorbent production process, and is non-allergenic and biodegradable

2. A’ Nighe & A’ Dath

Tha an Clò Hearach dha-rìribh air a dhath mar chlòimh, i.e. tha a’ chlòimh air a dath mus tèid a snìomh seach a bhith a’ dath snàth a tha air a shnìomh. Tha seo a’ ciallachadh gu bheil snàth de dhathan eadar-dhealaichte air an cur ri chèile gus an t-uabhas dhathan is thuaran toinnte a chruthachadh. Leis gu bheil na planntasan a-nis air an dìon, chan urrainnear a bhith a’ cleachdadh dathan nàdarrach. Ach, is e aodach-fighte a tha dha-rìribh fallain gu h-eag-eòlach a tha seo le buaidh-iòsal VOC (volatile organic compound) pròiseas ullachaidh stuth-sùighteach, agus tha e neo-aileirgeanach agus bith-lobhach.

Photograph: Master Dyes/ Janet Miles

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