We are delighted to launch Harris Tweed® furniture as part of our Summit at Home collection. We are the first British manufacturers to offer Harris Tweed® on ergonomic home office chairs and bespoke home seating. Working with the Carloway Mill on The Isle of Lewis we have created a collection of four unique fabrics from this British Heritage Brand.
About Harris Tweed®
Harris Tweed® is made from 100% British wool, naturally renewable, biodegradable and recyclable. Harris Tweed® is more than a unique handwoven product, produced only in the Outer Hebrides, Harris Tweed® sustains specialist weaving and textile production skills throughout remote rural communities – generating sustainable employment opportunities through generations of islanders.
Our Harris Tweed®
Four handcrafted tweeds have been carefully chosen for our collection. Heather Pink & Mallard Green have a textured weave with a colour fleck running through giving a vibrancy and depth of colour which is breathtaking. Marine Navy & Moss Green are woven with a traditional herringbone pattern which allows the beautiful tones of the weave to shine through.
These four fabrics are available on all Summit at Home ergonomic home office chairs and bespoke home seating collections. Simply choose your chair & fabric options on each product page.
Our Harris Tweed® Collections
Our entire collection of ergonomic home office chairs can be handmade in your choice of Harris Tweed®.
Our entire collection of bespoke chairs for the home can also be handmade in your choice of Harris Tweed®.
The Big Cloth
Harris Tweed® cloth - Clo Mor (Gaelic for ‘The Big Cloth’) – is the only fabric in the world governed by its own Act of Parliament and the only fabric produced in commercial quantities by truly traditional methods.
Harris Tweed® has a rare character and beauty. Hundreds of distinctive patterns have been developed over centuries, each one unique, but unmistakably Harris Tweed®.
Unusually, the wool is dyed before being spun, allowing a multitude of colours to be blended into the yarn, creating a cloth of great depth and complexity.
© Jack Flynn / Nick David
Courtesy of The Harris Tweed Authority
The Carloway Mill
The Carloway Mill is the oldest Harris Tweed® Mill in the world. Using machinery that dates back to 1892 their skilled craftsmen continue to work the very same machinery their forefathers used. The Mill is situated in the quiet and peaceful village of Garenin, Carloway on the west side of the Isle of Lewis.
Carloway Mill is the smallest mill and is proud to employ a multi-talented workforce, whose artisan skills and creative abilities are of an exceptionally high quality, which in turn allows the Mill to operate using traditional craft machinery.
Our Harris Tweed® is handwoven on traditional single and the newer double width looms by the islanders in their homes in the Outer Hebrides. Made from pure virgin wool, dyed, spun and finished at the mills in the Outer Hebrides.
Harris Tweed® is then stamped with its distinctive Orb trademark, a safeguard, and guarantee that ensures the authenticity and traceability of the Tweed. Each of our handmade chairs has the Harris Tweed® trademark stitched into the fabric.
The Role of The Harris Tweed Authority
The role of the Harris Tweed Authority is to protect and promote the Harris Tweed® brand across the world.
The Act ensures that all cloth certified with the Harris Tweed® Orb symbol complies with this definition. This legislation – alongside the work of the Harris Tweed Authority – allows the safeguarding of the Harris Tweed® name, quality and reputation.
We are honoured to be chosen to work with the Carloway Mill and the Harris Tweed Authority.