Harris Tweed

Harris Tweed is one of Britain’s most famous fabrics and has been through many ups and downs. Once synonymous with stuffy suits and upper-class country attire, Harris Tweed was catapulted into the realms of high fashion by Vivienne Westwood in the 1980s. But the spread of Gore-Tex and other modern textiles in the 1990s put a big dent in demand. Now it seems the Scottish fabric is making a comeback.

First broadcast on European Business Week, Deutsche Welle Radio, 1st October, 2011

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