This mark is for your Protection
Vintage Advertising from the Harris Tweed Association:
The advert reads:
‘Even it you’re a rabbit at golf you’ll know…this mark is for your protection.
Harris Tweed® is so magnificent that – to safeguard purchasers – it is legally protected. This mark, devised some years ago, may by law be stamped only on Harris Tweed® – which is tweed woven from virgin Scottish wool handwoven by crofters in the Islands of the Outer Hebrides.
Golfers, motorists and all lovers of the great outdoors know that there is no fabric like sturdy, long wearing Harris Tweed®.
Look for the mark on the cloth.
Look for the label on the garment.’
To find more about the legal requirements laid out in the 1993 Act of Parliament, making Harris Tweed® fabric the only textile in the world protected by law, read on: