The first In Company event on 9 March 2017 was a great success. David Watt, Chief Executive of Arts & Business Scotland, led the discussion following interesting talks from Mark Hogarth, Creative Director at Harris Tweed, and Richard Simpson, Joint Managing Director and Co-Owner at Tayburn.
Mark Hogarth, Creative Director at Harris Tweed Hebrides:
'Harris Tweed is handwoven in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland from pure virgin wool, inspired and informed by the landscape of The Hebrides. Traditionally the dyeing process used the lichen, seaweed and summer flora and it is this unique colour spectrum rather than pantone that continues to direct Harris Tweed today.
For more than 100 years, the skills used to create Harris Tweed have been passed down through the generations.
Our best sales people are the skilled men and women who work on the looms, after just ten minutes of conversation with our artisans, customers are eating out their hands!
From wool to tweed there is a continual addition of unique skill and craft. At Harris Tweed, we believe the time is right to reclaim and redefine the term luxury through this craft.'