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What is "Harris Tweed" - Definition & Explanation

A woolen tweed fabric hand woven on the Outer Hebrides islands off the coast of Scotland. (Harris is one of these islands) Genuine Harris tweeds are certified by the Harris Tweed Association.
A woollen tweed fabric woven on handlooms by crofters in the Outer Hebrides in Scotland. Harris tweed is traditionally woven 75 cm wide but modern handlooms can produce 150 cm width fabric.
A soft thick tweed woven from hand dyed woolen yarns. Popular fabric for coats and suits for both men and women.

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