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.

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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® 

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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®.

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Our entire collection of bespoke chairs for the home can also be handmade in your choice of Harris Tweed®.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

harris tweed authorityThe Act of Parliament in 1993 brought into being the Harris Tweed Authority, a new statutory body, replacing the Harris Tweed Association originally set up in 1909.  In accordance with the Act, Harris Tweed® cloth must be: “Handwoven by the islanders at their homes in the Outer Hebrides, finished in the Outer Hebrides, and made from pure virgin wool dyed and spun in the Outer Hebrides.”

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. Harris Tweed

We are honoured to be chosen to work with the Carloway Mill and the Harris Tweed Authority.

 

The Weavers

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At the heart of the Harris Tweed®  industry is the relationship between the weavers and the mills.
The Harris Tweed®  weaver is an artisan, the master of the loom in the same way a musician is of their instrument. Each loom has its own sound and idiosyncrasies and only the weaver will know how to get the best from it.
It can take a long time to ready the loom for weaving a new cloth. Once weaving, they may create as many as four metres of tweed per hour, watching constantly for flaws as they go.

Click here to choose your chair in Harris Tweed®