Harris Tweed rectangular cushion with velvet back. 18" x 10". Ideal as a decoration or as a back support on a sofa, chair, or bed.
To this day, Harris Tweed is the only fabric in the world protected by an Act of Parliament. The act states that it must be 100% virgin wool, dyed, spun and finished in the Outer Hebrides and woven by hand by Islanders in their homes on the Islands of Lewis, Harris, Uist and Barra.
The unique Act is policed by the Harris Tweed Authority, who monitors all fabric on a daily basis. Every 50 metres of fabric is inspected and approved before being stamped by hand with the Orb trademark. No other fabric can call itself Harris tweed. It is amazing to think that in the mechanized and mass-produced world Harris Tweed is still woven by hand on The Western Isles of Scotland.