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Fashion August, 20 2008

Adidas Superstar TT Project – Harris Tweed

For centuries the islanders of Lewis, Harris, Uist and Barra have woven the magical cloth the world knows as Harris Tweed, Clo Mhor in the original Gaelic- ‘The big cloth’.
From time immemorial, the inhabitants of the West of Scotland, including the Outer Hebrides had made cloth entirely by hand. As the Industrial Revolution reached Scotland, the mainland turned to mechanisation but the Outer Islands retained their traditional processes. Lewis and Harris had long been known for the excellence of the weaving done there, but up to the middle of the nineteenth century, the cloth was produced mainly for home use or for a purely local market.
As Part of the Track Top Initiative in which one of the iconic adidas track tops is transformed into different styles and looks through use of new fabric tech and design twists, this Super TT Tweed is constructed from 100% Harris Tweed for a unique style with nappa leather details and a stretch satin lining.
The Adidas Superstar TT Project “Harris Tweed” jacket is now available at Hanon.
Other track tops and a full leather suit from this project can be seen below.

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