Double win for Harris Tweed in prestigious London Awards

Double win for Harris Tweed in prestigious London Awards

Summer isn’t traditionally a season associated with Harris Tweed but with an international reputation and global reach, there is always someone, somewhere, in need of a little warmth, quality, style and beauty. The island mills remain in full production at this...
The Orb, The Act and The Authority

The Orb, The Act and The Authority

On every piece of Blackhouse furniture and accessory you will find a very special label alongside our own. A simple grey piece of satin stitched with bright red and black thread bearing the iconic words ‘Harris Tweed’. And if you look even closer, you will...
Baa Baa ‘Blackface’ sheep, have you any wool?

Baa Baa ‘Blackface’ sheep, have you any wool?

Scottish Blackface sheep, account for about a third of the UK’s sheep population. They are a tough and adaptable breed and well suited to bare landscapes and harsh conditions. It comes as no surprise then, that these mammals are native to the barren, rocky isles of...
The Diverse nature of Harris Tweed

The Diverse nature of Harris Tweed

Harris Tweed is a world-renowned fabric. Traditionally and stereotypically seen as a fabric worn by those of a certain ilk, mainly the rich and famous, the rebirth of the industry in recent years has transformed how people view this special cloth. The material’s...
Weaving the Tweed

Weaving the Tweed

Harris Tweed is about quality, style, history and heritage. It is the only fabric in the world to be protected by its own act of parliament. Each inch of cloth has to go through a specific process to be classed as Harris Tweed. “Hand-woven by the islanders at their...
Are You Sitting Comfortably?

Are You Sitting Comfortably?

Then let us begin… Once upon a time, on a rocky barren isle, not far from here a world famous brand was born. The people of that island created and nurtured a unique cloth, a hand-woven tweed sourced from the wool of the indigenous livestock. One poor crofter endured...