All too often, Harris Tweed has conjured up images of your granddad’s itchy jacket and waistcoat. Times however have changed. Harris Tweed is now moving in more youthful circles, with the traditional material making waves in the fashion industry.

The Future Of Harris Tweed

Harris Tweed remains to this day, the only fabric in the world produced to commercial quantities by exclusively traditional methods. Supported by the Harris Tweed Act of 1993, the Orb featured on Harris Tweed jackets and garments protects production of this treasured material. In recent years, the Carloway Mill – the smallest of the three mills – received backing from Shandong Ruyi, a major Chinese textiles company. As a result, it produced a million metres in 2012, continuing to grow to this day. Relatively unknown in China, the potential growth of the Carloway Mill could transform the Harris Tweed industry forever. “Producing Harris Tweed involves very labour-intensive methods and a long logistic process. We have to ensure that we deliver the tweed to the expected standard, while we are determined to continue taking bespoke orders from some of our clients; these special projects can be very time-consuming but they are certainly worthwhile for both parties involved.” said Bruce Armitage, Operations Director at The Carloway Mill.

Harris Tweed Jackets For The Modern Man

As well as the potential expansion across the globe, Harris Tweed has also modernised the cloth itself. More versatile and lighter than previous blends, it is the perfect material for use on modern Harris Tweed jackets. Alongside their traditional tweed jackets, Harris Tweed has launched a new collection with modern materials and designs.

  • Callum Blazer – A combination of old and new, the Callum blazer takes the classic heavy weight Harris Tweed fabric and pairs it with stylish touches and a more modern fitted cut. With a contrast red lining, this is the perfect jacket for the modern man.
  • Rory Blazer – Made from more traditional Tweed, the Rory blazer is a great combination of old and new. Designed for a more modern fit, it features double slanted hip pockets and the traditional leather elbow patches.
  • Laxdale Jacket – If you favour a traditional cut, the Laxdale is the ideal Harris Tweed jacket. Superbly tailored, hardwearing and warm, it is guaranteed to offer exceptional quality. For a modern twist, go for the black and grey herringbone tweed.

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