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Harris Tweed®
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

Weft & Warp

27th August

In this image of intent inspection from the Harris Tweed Authority archives, we can see a clear example of the structure of Harris Tweed® fabric: the weft (left to right threads) and the warp (vertical threads).

In the production process of Harris Tweed® fabric the warp and weft yarns arrive from the mill and the weaver sets to work by hand tying the new yarns to the tail-ends of the warp and the weft, making it easier to thread onto the loom – and the weaving can begin!

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harris tweed authority archive inspection


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