Tweed, one of Scotland’s finest gifts to the world and originating here in Hawick. The term Tweed was coined quite accidentally in 1826 as the result of a misread label on a shipment of woven wool ‘Tweels’ (the scots word for twill) from weaver William Watson of Commercial Road in Hawick to a London cloth Merchant.
Proud to be ‘The Home of Tweed’, Lovat Mill continues to tell the story of Tweed in its birthplace and produces the largest selection of stocked Tweeds in Scotland. Woven here in the mill, these are available by the metre and range from lighter jacketing weights up to more robust ‘Sporting Tweeds’, suitable for country pursuits and home furnishings.
Lovat Mill is also famous for its woven throws and blankets as well as offering a wide selection of accessories, including Tweed caps and hand-crafted bags, all available from the mill shop.
Lovat Mill is Scotland’s premier weaver of Estate and Regimental Tweeds, currently proud to supply more than 150 private estates and military regiments throughout the UK.
As well as producing wool ‘Tweeds’, pure Cashmere and other luxury fabrics. The mill develops exclusive designs directly with a select group of discerning customers, creating cloths appropriate to the demand of today’s international clothing and home furnishing industries.