About Tweed Fabric
Tweed fabric is mainly made of wool and has a closely woven, rough open texture. It often has a check pattern and can be either plain weave or twill weave, the latter being a characteristic diagonal pattern type of tweed fabric.
Tweed cloth was originally produced in Scotland but it has little to do with the renowned River Tweed, a Scottish Borders river. An iconic Scottish tweed of today is Harris Tweed Fabric. Harris tweed must be woven in the Outer Hebrides and its production is protected by an Act of Parlaiment.
Tweeds including Standard Tweed and Harris Tweed are desireable for informal outerwear. The fabric is naturally moisture resistant and very durable. Additional popular uses for tweed fabric are curtains and upholstery. There is also demand for it on handbags, dog coats, shoes, amplifiers, etc.
About Tartan Fabric
Tartan fabric is a woven cloth that has a pattern of interlocking stripes, running in both the horizontal and vertical. It is typically considered to be a clan tartan fabric, being a design that represents the Scottish clans and families. However, many tartans today are produced to represent historic events or institutions like the Diana tartan fabric or the Scottish Parliament tartan fabric. Other representations include towns, districts, corporations, etc.
Originally, tartan fabric was made of wool and although most tartans of today are produced in wool, they are also made in other materials (polyester/viscose, silk, cotton, etc.)
The most popular tartans are fabrics in either Black Watch or Royal Stewart. Black Watch tartan fabric is a dark green, blue and black tartan and Royal Stewart is predominately red with yellow, white and blue thin lines.
On the site we offer a comprehensive range of tartan fabrics in wool, silk and blends, and comprehensively cover most Scottish Mills. The fabrics are mainly used for clothing, curtains and upholstery.