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Carloway | Harris Tweed

Carloway district is divided into eight townships: Knock Carloway, Park Carloway, Doune Carloway, Upper Carloway, Borrowston, Kirivick and Dalmore ...Read More

The Weavers of Harris Tweed

While the weaving industry has undergone many changes over the years, the one thing that has not changed to any great extent is the lifestyle of a traditional Harris Tweed weaver....Read More



How Harris Tweed is made

The Harris Tweed story begins with pure virgin wools which are blended together to gain the advantages of their unique qualities and characteristics...Read More

Harris Tweed

The rare character and beauty of Harris Tweed is attributable to the fact that is the only fabric produced in commercial quantities by truly traditional methods anywhere in ...Read More

'Clo Mhor'

Harris Tweed

'The big cloth'

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Harris Tweed Stock available.

Carloway mill is one of three working Harris Tweed textile mills in the whole world which  produces the renowned Harris Tweed fabric.  

Harris Tweed is handwoven on traditional  single and the newer double width looms by the islanders in their homes in the Outer Hebrides. Finished and made from pure virgin wool dyed and spun at Carlway Mill in the Outer Hebrides.

Harris Tweed  is then stamped with its distinctive Orb trademark, a safeguard and guarantee that ensures the authenticity and traceability of the Tweed.  Harris Tweed is protected by the 1993 Harris Tweed Act of Parliament and overseen by The Harris Tweed Authority who are  the Guardians of the Orb.

Situated in the quiet and peaceful village of Garenin, Carloway on the west side of the Isle of Lewis, sheep can safely graze, on their backs are thick woollen fleeces, the first and vital component of an industry which has thrived in the Outer Hebrides on the north-western edge of Scotland for over a hundred years.

The Carloway Mill is the smallest mill which is unique but effective still producing distinctive coloured yarn and it fashions bespoke as well as traditional patterns specifically created for clients.

The Carloway Mill is proud and privileged to employ its multi-talented  workforce, whose artisan skills and creative abilities are  of an exceptional high level,  which in turn allows the Mill with traditional craft machinery dating  as far back as 1892,  to produce individualistic and bespoke Harris Tweed cloth of the very highest standards and quality. 

The traditional  Gaidhlig language can often be heard spoken in the soft island lilt throughout the mill.  These combinations add to the flavour of a unique culture, language and heritage of the Tweed industry.

We welcome you to our Mill, and hope that you will find joy in your experience with us, our  final beautiful  unique Harris Tweed can be made professionally into a myriad of outstanding  products such as apparel, interior, accessories, luggage or soft furnishings. 



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