Today, tweed is a celebrated high-fashion fabric, with designers creating entire lines based on its many weave variations – herringbone, cross twill, diamonds, checks, chevrons, marl, fleck, and so on. There’s even a lighter variation of the traditional fabric called silk tweed – an aberration of terms, you may say: how do fine silk and rough tweed come together?!
A long way from its original ancestry of a rather plain and heavy fabric woven as a cottage craft and worn by the so-called ‘working class’. This fascinating infographic presents some the amazing stories woven into this iconic fabric.
The History Of Tweed:
Infographic by – Rydale