According to our friends at the BBC, a woman has been appointed to run a Harris Tweed mill for the first time in the history of the industry. Click here for the article, and thanks to Syne Mitchell of WeaveZine for tweeting this interesting fact.
But what, you ask, makes a Harris Tweed a Harris Tweed? Well, for a bit of background, I consulted the website of the Harris Tweed Authority. By definition, “Harris Tweed is a cloth that has been handwoven by the islanders of Lewis, Harris, Uist and Barra in their homes, using pure virgin wool that has been dyed and spun in the Outer Hebrides”. You may find the history of Harris Tweed to be interesting as well.