Indulge in the 'champagne of fabrics' at Harris Tweed Hebrides
On one of the main Stornoway streets sits the retail outlet of Harris Tweed Hebrides, the largest textile company championing the luxury, local, hand-woven fabric seen on catwalks around the world.
Created by weavers in their homes throughout the islands, the “champagne of fabrics” is government-protected, and finished at the textile mill on the west side of the Isle of Lewis before being stamped with the world-famous Orb trademark.
Currently enjoying an international renaissance, Harris Tweed is used by designers near and far (think J Crew, Chanel, and Alexander McQueen) to create everything from couture coats to iPad covers.
The flagship store in Stornoway has an upscale atmosphere and hosts a sleek selection of items made from the cloth. For high-class Harris Tweed, this is certainly the place to part with your credit card.