The Harris Tweed journey begins with pure, Scottish wools which are combined to give the best overall finish. Most of the wool used comes from mainland Scotland, but in order for it to be genuine Harris Tweed all the processing must take place in the Outer Hebrides.
Once the wool has been sheared and brought to the islands, it is taken to the factory where it is washed and then dyed. Harris Tweed is unusual in that the wool is dyed before being spun which gives each thread the varied colours that make Harris Tweed so iconic.
The coloured wool is then blended to the specifications of exact recipes to ensure that each batch is identical. It is carded between mechanical rollers to extract any foreign objects and further mix the different colours.