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I’d always assumed it had been my fathers but he now says it was his fathers, and so I’m trying to date it. I mailed the Harris Tweed Authority today with the code number on the label, only to get the following reply The unique code on your jacket label is an internal tracking device used by the industry and does not relate to the cloth itself, therefore we are unable, at present, to retrieve any kind of provenance type information from this number. The act of tracing a piece of cloth is something that the Harris Tweed Authority are currently working on and we hope that it will be a service that we can offer for the future. News to me as Id always thought they could put a rough date on it. Anyway, this jacket, is one I wore a few times as a teenager, but then my younger brother obviously wore it a while and it nw has a missing button and a small hole in the front, possibly from a cigarette burn. Can be repaired I think. Since it does have some family history and it still fits me, I’d love to get it repaired, and maybe relined. I doubt it was my grandfathers as the Harris Tweed label looks like others I’ve seen from the sixties, and he died in WW2.

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The founder of the Scottish Fashion Awards is planning to launch a new fund to help support up and coming young designers in order to capitalise on the strength of talent emerging from Scotland and help to establish the next Anya Hindmarch or Jonathan Saunders. The move comes amid growing demand from Paris couture houses and international designers for Scottish textiles and heritage brands.

Tessa Hartmann, who created the awards a decade ago but moved them to London because of a lack of support north of the border, says the quality of teaching in Scotland and the calibre of fashion graduates has never been higher. She plans to launch the Scottish Fashion Fund in We are seeing more designers inspired by Scotland. Prada and Victoria Beckham have incorporated elements of Scottish heritage in recent collections and there has been a big upsurge in the use of Harris Tweed.

Now, with the profile that all these young designers have and the business they are doing globally and the fact that they are now proud to talk about their roots, that has completely changed. Unfortunately, we are no further forward in understanding it as a business sector and as a serious contributor to the Scottish and British economy. Hartmann is working with high -profile Scots, such as stylists Malcolm Edwards and Sam McKnight, to set up a mentoring scheme for the next generation of young Scots.

With the Scottish Fashion Awards, which take place on October 21, recognised as one of the leading fashion events in Europe, the opportunities are better than ever, she says. This is something the public sector should be doing — they do it for the biotechnology sector and the games industry.

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Despite the company assuring customers in the past that the down used in their jackets would never come from a force-fed goose, animal rights campaigners found that the down came from Hungarian farms where geese are fattened using the force-feeding method to make foie gras from their bloated livers. Elle Macpherson, President Obama and Angelina Jolie are brand supporters – but how will they react to the news that The North Face uses down from force-fed geese?

The technique used to artificially fatten the geese means that for three weeks, the birds have a metal funnel inserted into their throats down which grain is poured, far in excess of the quantity a goose would normally consume. As a result, their livers swell.

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The discovery of dyed flax fibres in a cave in the Republic of Georgia dated to 34, BCE suggests textile-like materials were made even in prehistoric times. However, for the main types of textiles, plain weave , twill , or satin weave , there is little difference between the ancient and modern methods. Uses[ edit ] Textiles have an assortment of uses, the most common of which are for clothing and for containers such as bags and baskets.

In the household they are used in carpeting , upholstered furnishings , window shades , towels , coverings for tables, beds, and other flat surfaces, and in art. In the workplace they are used in industrial and scientific processes such as filtering. Miscellaneous uses include flags , backpacks , tents , nets , handkerchiefs , cleaning rags , transportation devices such as balloons , kites , sails , and parachutes ; textiles are also used to provide strengthening in composite materials such as fibreglass and industrial geotextiles.

Textiles are used in many traditional crafts such as sewing , quilting and embroidery. Textiles for industrial purposes, and chosen for characteristics other than their appearance, are commonly referred to as technical textiles. Technical textiles include textile structures for automotive applications, medical textiles e. In all these applications stringent performance requirements must be met.

Woven of threads coated with zinc oxide nanowires , laboratory fabric has been shown capable of “self-powering nanosystems” using vibrations created by everyday actions like wind or body movements. The first three are natural.

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This word history has given rise to a number of other terms: Line , derived from the use of a linen thread to determine a straight line Lining , because linen was often used to create an inner layer for wool and leather clothing Lingerie , via French, originally denotes underwear made of linen Linseed oil , an oil derived from flax seed Linoleum , a floor covering made from linseed oil and other materials History[ edit ] A bag of white linen, unopened.

Contains rolls of linen only. The discovery of dyed flax fibers in a cave in Georgia dated to thirty-six thousand years ago suggests that ancient people used wild flax fibers to create linen-like fabrics from an early date. It was used mainly by the wealthier class of the society, including priests.

Dapper Tweed Chair October 25, character-furniture admin Rare and unusual mahogany French chair dating back to the early ’s with handwritten pencil upholstery costings and signed by the upholsterer back in on the rear bottom wooden rail, hence this delightful discovery we have left exposed and made a feature for all to see and enjoy.

Tweeds are commonly worn for outdoor activities such as shooting and hunting but a sharply tailored tweed suit cuts a suave figure in the business world and makes you stand out from the usual dark suited corporate city gent. We are renowned for designing and creating shooting suits with full working shoulder pleats, tweed jackets and clothes for the country. Tweed is known for being a hard wearing, long lasting fabric and can always be relied upon.

A good tweed suit gives off an air of distinction and they are still considered to be a stylish and refined garment. They can offer versatility as they can be as formal or as informal as you like. An exceptional tailored Harris tweed 3-piece suit can offer an enviable style or a simple outfit can be amplified by adding a tweed jacket. Due to its country heritage, the vast majority of all tweed coats are tailored in a single-breasted style with notched lapels and centre vents.

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There’s an entire collection of Rugby by Ralph Lauren devoted solely to this fabric. It abounds in the Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdale’s menswear departments, appearing everywhere from business-attire brands such as Theory to younger, edgier brands such as Marc Jacobs. It’s clear that this season, the style-savvy man will be wearing tweed.

Fantastic Harris Tweed Retro Sixties Ladies Hat from Failsworth that embodies the look and style of the early to mid Sixties Mod girl. From Swinging London to Beatlemania, this was the hat to be seen in!

The brand is protected by a act of parliament, which means that tweed can be stamped with the famous orb logo only if it is made from wool dyed, spun and woven on the islands. The yarn is taken to the weavers, who work from home, after being dyed and spun at the mill. The cloth is then returned to the mill, to be steamed flat and checked. Any dropped threads are repaired before it is rolled into a bale.

Production peaked in and has been on the decline ever since. Haggas has rationalised operations. At the moment, there are around weavers on the islands, with an average age of John MacLean, 63, lives in the village of Tolsta Chaolais. He has been a weaver for 47 years, but started “when I was I used to do weaving when I came home from school to help my dad, who was also a weaver. MacLean can produce metres in a week on his hand and pedal loom. Is there a sense of pride in being a Harris Tweed weaver?

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So I looked it up. It is made in either plain or twill weave and may have a check, twill, or herringbone pattern. Subdued, interesting color effects heather mixtures are obtained by twisting together differently colored woolen strands into a two- or three-ply yarn.

Labeled as ‘On Trend’ for this Autumn/Winter, but forget that. The tweed jacket has never been off trend. Quintessentially British, first made in Scotland in the ’s, the simple act of wearing one of these jackets means you a part of a great tradition.

What are you wearing from Walker Slater? A well oiled Walker Slater navy painter jacket and robust cords, also an old rust canvas sample from about years ago. You have traveled the world and painted many different places, which country has won your heart? I would go for four or five weeks, preferably off season. I preferred to live where the Venetians lived: More recently I spent time on the Lido, the island opposite Venice, and many of my of my later works of figures on the beach are inspired by that time.

Of course my paintings are more than beach scenes: What is it about the Scottish landscape that inspires you the most? As much as I love the Scottish landscape and enjoy living surrounded by it, it is extremely difficult to capture its essence.

Unboxing a Harris Tweed jacket from Peter Christian – Gentlemans outfitters

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