NEW YORK — The dyeing process and methods used to create Harris Tweed are so complex, “there’s almost a Harry Potter element” about it, said Mark Hogarth, creative director for Harris Tweed Hebrides, the world’s leading producer of the famed fabric.
“Every single meter of Harris Tweed has been checked and stamped for approval by the Harris Tweed Authority,” he said at a Glasgow Caledonian University town hall event here Tuesday night. And the agency is methodical about confirming the quality and authenticity of every piece.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"