TWYLL.COM

A sustainable, slow-fashion, lifestyle company.

A sustainable, slow-fashion, lifestyle company.

A sustainable, slow-fashion, lifestyle company.

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The Story of “Harris Tweed”  
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The inhabitants of the Western Isles of Scotland produced cloth entirely by hand long before the industrial revolution had reached them. They had become expert weavers and their craftsmanship was well respected. Using their own wool from their specific sheep, “Harris Tweed” was one of the fabrics made by hand in their cottages during the long winter evenings to keep them warm and dry. The cloth was originally called “tweel” and not “tweed” because of the Scot name for “twill”, since it is woven into a twilled pattern. Legend has it that a London merchant in 1826 received a letter about some “tweels” but he misread the word and transcribed the order as “tweed” and the name stuck. It is generally accepted that the “Harris” name was incorporated into the fabric name when the Countess of Dunmore, whose family were the proprietors of the North Harris Estate, took an interest in the cloth circa 1840 and referred to it as “Harris Tweed”… Read More

The inhabitants of the Western Isles of Scotland produced cloth entirely by hand long before the industrial revolution had reached them. They had become expert weavers and their craftsmanship was well respected. Using their own wool from their specific sheep, “Harris Tweed” was one of the fabrics made by hand in their cottages during the long winter evenings to keep them warm and dry. The cloth was originally called “tweel” and not “tweed” because of the Scot name for “twill”, since it is woven into a twilled pattern. Legend has it that a London merchant in 1826 received a letter about some “tweels” but he misread the word and transcribed the order as “tweed” and the name stuck. It is generally accepted that the “Harris” name was incorporated into the fabric name when the Countess of Dunmore, whose family were the proprietors of the North Harris Estate, took an interest in the cloth circa 1840 and referred to it as “Harris Tweed”… Read More

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This is a lifestyle company. While we are retailers, we must first think of ourselves as explorers. The company serves as a guide and as a companion in this quest to define ourselves. The mission of the company is to seek out the truth behind such a quest because life is short and we need to choose our way. We realize this mission though the merchandise we sell, the copy and creative we present and the stories we weave.

Products

This is a lifestyle company. While we are retailers, we must first think of ourselves as explorers. The company serves as a guide and as a companion in this quest to define ourselves. The mission of the company is to seek out the truth behind such a quest because life is short and we need to choose our way. We realize this mission though the merchandise we sell, the copy and creative we present and the stories we weave.

Community

Why Buy Sustainable Now? There is an urgency for making a switch to a sustainable lifestyle and there is no better time than the present. The levels of pollution we are experiencing is alarming and detrimentxal to all of us. The negative impact is undeniable. Sustainability is something positive and within one’s own control on an individual level. As more individuals make this choice, sustainability demand will continue to rise and it will become the norm among businesses and governments and not an outlier. The result will be improved and more efficient ways to conserve, protect and use our natural resources. This will set a benchmark for excellence for future generations as we learn to live in greater harmony with our environment.

TWYLL is about

Community

Why Buy Sustainable Now? There is an urgency for making a switch to a sustainable lifestyle and there is no better time than the present. The levels of pollution we are experiencing is alarming and detrimental to all of us. The negative impact is undeniable. Sustainability is something positive and within one’s own control on an individual level. As more individuals make this choice, sustainability demand will continue to rise and it will become the norm among businesses and governments and not an outlier. The result will be improved and more efficient ways to conserve, protect and use our natural resources. This will set a benchmark for excellence for future generations as we learn to live in greater harmony with our environment.

TWYLL is about

Difference

The Harris Twill Company culture is defined by a spirit of rugged individualism and adventure, as well as an intellectual restlessness for discovery. We are not necessarily inventors, but we can think of ourselves as innovators. As we prepare to take our first steps forward, we first make the decision to choose to define ourselves. Once this declaration is made, we then seek out the ways in which to live out our dreams and fulfill our potential. Life is short. Choose your way.

Difference

The Harris Twill Company culture is defined by a spirit of rugged individualism and adventure, as well as an intellectual restlessness for discovery. We are not necessarily inventors, but we can think of ourselves as innovators. As we prepare to take our first steps forward, we first make the decision to choose to define ourselves. Once this declaration is made, we then seek out the ways in which to live out our dreams and fulfill our potential. Life is short. Choose your way.

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