The Harris Tweed® Journal

Why Wool? It’s both renewable & biodegradable!

7th October

‘As long as there is grass to graze on, every year sheep will produce a new fleece; making wool a renewable fibre source.’

Then, ‘at the end of its useful life, wool can be returned to the soil, where it decomposes, releasing valuable nutrients into the ground.’

We haven’t yet met a customer who has returned a Harris Tweed® jacket to decompose in soil, but we have come across one of two friends who have ‘upcycled’ and old jacket – perhaps into a new garment or cushion. Have you put your hands to such a project? We’d love to see! Feel free to email us: [email protected] ♻️

By law, Harris Tweed® cloth must only ever be made using 100% pure new wool.
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Photograph of sheep taken Lewis Mackenzie
Photographs of Harris Tweed® cloth taken by Alison Johnston | Encompass

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