Lovat Tweed

Original since 1826

What is Lovat Tweed?

The Name Lovat Tweed holds what it promises - like any original from the British Isles, Lovat Tweed is also a companion for life. But this is not the only reason because you realize that Lovat thinks about the future. Every fabric in the Lovat Mill is sustainably made from natural, biodegradable, pure wool.

Lovat Tweed bei John Crocket

The Lovat Tweed Story

The term Tweed may have its origin in the river Tweed which originates from Tweedsmuir and flows through the region of the Scottish Borders. This is exactly where the London society was chasing, dressed in Tweed. Another source could be found in the Commercial Road in Hawick, just a few metres away from today's Lovat mill. For there sat the weaver William Watson, who labeled a show-to a London-based fabric dealer - in 1826 with "Tweels", which is the Scottish dialect for Twill.

The Londoners interpreted the word as a tweed, as they were not able to the strict and strong Scottish dialect. William Watson did not decide to correct this mistake, as his orders for the tweedcloth were quickly filled. The Lovat Mill carries the legacy of William Watson by making the production of this unique fabric up to 21st a century.

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A Guide to Tweed

John Crocket stands for suits, jackets, waistcoats, blazers, caps and bow ties made of exclusive tweed from the best manufacturers and mills in Scotland and Ireland. But what makes the fabric so special and how is tweed made?
Read more in our Tweed dictionary

Lovat Tweed always keeps warm and is very resistant even in moisture. Its colour variations are reminiscted of the landscape of Scotland.
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Harris Tweed is particularly resistant, shines in unique colors and can be combined well with other materials. Harris Tweed Products
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Magee Tweed impresses with its particularly long durability and heavy fabrics from the traditional County Donegal in Ireland. Magee Tweed Products
Magee Tweed Manufactory

Moon Tweed provides the very special feel-good factor with its luxurious feel and always keeps you warm even in cool temperatures. Moon Tweed Products
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John Hanly works exclusively with natural fibers and attaches great importance to sustainable and ethical production. John Hanly Tweed Products
John Hanly Tweed Manufactory

Marling & Evans rightly emphasizes the distinctive, unmistakable character of its tweed fabrics. Spinning, weaving and finishing are located in Huddersfield, England. Marling & Evans Tweed Products Marling & Evans Tweed Manufactory