what is tweed?

tweed/twēd/Noun

1. A rough-surfaced woolen cloth, typically of mixed flecked colors, originally produced in Scotland.

2. Clothes made of this material.

Harris Tweed is the most well respected name in tweed. By law, all Harris Tweed is woven in the islander’s homes, as it’s been done for centuries. ALL Harris Tweed weaving must be hand-powered, which is specified by an act of Parliament.

A documentary series has even been made to show how it’s done at Harris Tweed:

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