For thousands of years the inhabitants of the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, on the islands of Lewis, Harris, Uist and Barra, have hand woven a beautiful and intricate cloth the world knows simply as Harris Tweed.
It is the only fabric protected by an Act of Parliament. This strictly outlines the conditions in which the cloth can be genuinely made.
Authentic Harris Tweed is issued with the famous Harris Tweed Orb Mark following inspection by the Harris Tweed Authority. The Orb Mark is the United Kingdom’s oldest trademark.
It goes without saying that genuine Harris Tweed is used in the production of the Glen Appin Findhorn range of handbags and retailed by 239 The High Street at our shop in Portobello, Edinburgh and online.