Teviot Tweed Collection

Teviot Tweed Collection

About the Teviot Tweed Collection

The Teviot lightweight tweeds are woven in the Scottish Borders where the River Tweed runs it's course. The Teviot tweed collection has a fabulous range of small and large checks, herringbone and plain so you are sure to find your perfect Scottish tweed. The Teviot weight is suitable for clothing and soft furnishings, and also hard wearing enough for upholstery.

Tweed originated in Scotland in the 18th century and is traditionally a coarse cloth woven from pure virgin wool, usually in earthy colours. Scottish weavers wished to make a denser and heavier cloth, and by developing the "twill" (the diagonal line running through the fabric) they produced what is recognised as tweed today. The generic term came from a London cloth merchant mis-reading "tweel", the Scottish version of twill.