Look at these guys! Where's the scotch?!
…. maybe it was the dogs fault.
Originally, the name of the cloth was tweel, (Scottish for twill) being woven in a twilled rather than a plain pattern. Around 1830, a London merchant received a letter about some tweels. In which case, the merchant misinterpreted the handwriting, understanding it to be a trade-name taken from the river Tweed that flows through the Scottish textile area… So the goods were advertised as Tweed, and the name has remained ever since.
There are two types:
Harris Tweed was originally handwoven by the islanders on the Isles of Harris (Scotland) and hand dyed.
Donegal Tweed was handwoven and manufactured in County Donegal, Ireland. Where they would use Blackberries and moss to dye the wools.
Because Tweed is so durable and moisture resistant; in Ireland and the UK, it was famously worn for outdoor sport and hunting.
…Sherlock Holmes wore it.
If Tweed could get any more awesome it would be used on Scottish bagpipes. Oh, wait. It is.
So even if you aren’t suiting up for a good old fashioned fox hunt, or putting together clues in a dark alley…This season you must have some TWEED! We can help you with that.
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