Friday, October 29, 2010

Macleod is Back


The Macleod check is one of my favorite Harris Tweed weaves. Tones of blue, green, brown and touches of yellow and red. Did you know that the definition of Harris Tweed is enshrined in law, with clear legal criteria laid down in the Harris Tweed Act of 1993? To meet the legally-prescribed definition of Harris Tweed it must have been "hand -woven by the islanders at their home in the Outer Hebrides and made from pure virgin wool dyed and spun in the Outer Hebrides". Amazing. 

I just added a Wayfarer Purse to the shop made from this iconic fabric. A messenger and a Jewel Cut Purse in  Macleod check is coming soon. And in case you missed it, come check out my first YouTube video featuring my bags on the beach!


5 comments:

Moags and Smeet said...

Nice!

Loddelina said...

Beautiful tweed!
The clan name makes me think of the movie Highlander - not my favourite movie, but it had gorgeous background...
Aaaah, I wish I could visit Scotland again (but perhaps not in winter... too cold and damp, hehe).

Sandrine said...

Nice to be able to read about the fabric history!I can feel the winter coming on :)x

Kristin said...

A truly gorgeous tweed!

Whimsical Creations said...

Another BEAUTIFUL tweed!!