Fabhatrix partook in celebrations of the centenary of the Harris Tweed Orb. Harris Tweed has survived because of its distinctive quality and the fact that it is protected by an act of Parliament limiting the use of the Sovereign's Orb trademark to tweeds made in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. Every length of cloth is stamped with the official Orbsymbol, trademarked by the Harris Tweed Association in 1909, when Harris Tweed was defined as "hand-spun, hand-woven and dyed by the crofters and cottars in the Outer Hebrides."

The showcase projected visuals about the history of the cloth with a fashion show displaying work from dame Vivienne Westwood, Henry Holland, Ben Sherman Classic collection, Slanj, Jaggy Nettle, Obscure Couture, Joyce Paton and Judy R Clark.

Our milliner Fawns Reid designed exclusive pieces incorporating the Harris Tweed orb into her head wear using gold, felt, feathers and of course Harris Tweed. She has her own unique signature style which finished of the outfits in dramatic style.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyVfTEmsOMo
http://judyrclark.blogspot.com/2011_03_01_archive.html
www.harristweed.org