Mid-August brings a little respite for the weavers and mill workers of the Outer Hebrides as production is halted for the annual summer break. Two weeks off allows time to focus on the crofts, well deserved holidays to be taken and island weather permitting, a little sunshine to be enjoyed. Many weavers, particularly older hands, however, prefer to stay busy and continue to work on the beams of yarn from the mills. Perhaps the old adage about the devil making work for idle hands rings a little too true in some of these God fearing areas. Reports from within the industry remain positive, with word reaching us that the mills and weavers will be busy with orders right through until Christmas. Good news for workers and the local island economy that relies heavily on Harris Tweed production. Another reason why we are proud to be part of the Harris Tweed story!