Take a Look at How Tweed Is Made

Kirstin Fawcett

One of Scotland’s most renowned exports is a luxury textile called Harris Tweed. The nubby cloth is made from pure new wool and is blended, dyed, spun, and hand-woven by residents of the Outer Hebrides, an island chain off the country's west coast. Scotland is so proud of the fabric that in 1993, officials even passed an Act of Parliament to protect its quality and production.

In the short documentary above, The Big Cloth—which was filmed for the Harris Tweed Authority, a.k.a. the folks who monitor how the fabric gets made—you can learn more about a fascinating industry, and admire some pretty scenery, to boot.

[h/t The Atlantic]

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