Nestled in the bustling heart of Tarbert, Isle of Harris, lies perhaps the most authentic of tweed stores in Scotland – the renowned Harris Tweed and Knitwear.
A true family business, Harris Tweed and Knitwear was established in 1910 by Marion Campbell, who is something of an icon within the tweed weaving community. Starting from the early age of 14, Marion’s designs were soon coveted and award winning, as she outshone older, far more experienced craftsmen and women in her field.
Her nephew, Alistair Campbell was next in line to fall in love with the process of weaving and he and his wife, Katie, opened and ran the Harris Tweed Knitwear Shop in Plocrapool, a small village on Harris, for many years. It was the daughter of Alistair and Katie who opened the notorious Tarbert store which stands today.
Continuously growing and developing online, the store now supplies authentic Harris Tweed® produce worldwide, from jackets, shoes and accessories, to sheets of tweed cloth in over 200 colours and patterns.
Selling from as little as a quarter metre of double width (25cm x 150cm) means that they can supply materials for projects of any size. All the tweeds that are stocked by Harris Tweed and Knitwear are available on their website, so they are able to accept orders online, by phone or by email.
Classically tailored gents’ jackets and beautiful ladies’ clothing in a selection of bright or traditional tweeds are also available for every style. Team with a smart matching cap or a fleece lined boots for a country chic outfit – as cosy as it is stylish.
Harris Tweed® bags and accessories are all finished with real leather trimming and quality lining. Their bags range in sizes, from those large enough for weekend getaways, to small shoulder bags and accessories perfect for gifts, such as a coin purses or wallets.
As their website develops, Harris Tweed and Knitwear are adding more of their exclusive, locally made homewares to their stocklist, including custom made cushion covers, bedspreads and throws. Choose from any of their tweed colours or patterns and add a truly authentic, personalised touch of Harris to your home.
In a world so gripped by fast fashion and mass production, genuine Harris Tweed® woven in the Outer Hebrides is today about as traditional and natural as apparel gets.
Looking forward, they do hope to continue to grow their online presence, introducing more of the world to the attractive qualities of Harris Tweed®. The authenticity and tradition of their long established weaving process, however, is something which will always remain at the heart of the Isle of Harris.
For more information, visit the Harris Tweed and Knitwear website here.
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