Tweed News - Tweed on the High Street and the Glasgow Tweed Ride
Marks and Spencer is bringing out new Harris Tweed pieces for its Heritage Collection
The tweed revolution continues in all parts of the British Isles. Pyres are being built of hooded tops and tracksuit bottoms as the nation's youth regains its dignity and rejects the cult of the Los Angeles scruffbag, returning to this smart and sturdy indigenous cloth in droves. Maybe not quite, but M & S has spotted the trend and demand for provenance in clothing and will have a new collection out this Autumn/Winter that includes Harris Tweed jackets including the grey herringbone above. The collection also includes coats and jackets in wool checks, tweeds and worsteds woven by our new friends at Alfred Brown in Yorkshire, and our old friends at Abraham Moon.
Described as "traditional designs combined with modern styling, inspired by classic British heritage". You can sneak a peak at part of the collection here.
Tweed riders in Edinburgh
Following on from London's famous Tweed Run, the inaugural Harris Tweed Ride took place a couple of Sundays ago in Glasgow. Let's hope it's the first of many.
The Harris Tweed Ride from Jamie Vincent Gillespie on Vimeo.