Behind the Brand - Be Tweedy
Be Tweedy crafts bespoke tailored Harris Tweed, sourced directly from the weavers in the Outer Hebrides, into children's waistcoats, ties and bow ties for weddings and other special occasions.
Exhibitor – Louise Younger
Business Name – Be Tweedy
Position in the Business – Owner / Craftsperson
How did the business start?
I started sewing at an early age, inspired by my Mum who made all our clothes, and I had a business prior to this creating bespoke fancy dress outfits. I fell in love with Harris Tweed 6 years ago when I moved to Scotland and was given a bag of pieces to make into a patchwork throw. Already an avid seamstress, I quickly saw the potential of this iconic fabric and my three adult sons soon requested their own waistcoats and ties. Then someone asked me to make a matching child's waistcoat to go with his waistcoat for an upcoming wedding. You can never be too young to start wearing Harris Tweed. Now I work every day with this iconic fabric and have never looked back.
What is your favourite part of the business?
I get a lot of satisfaction in creating mini waistcoats for little ones and have a great sense of happiness seeing my waistcoats completed, pressed, labelled and ready to post off to my customers.
Memorable moment in the business?
I had one of my Harris tweed bags featured in the Craft seller magazine.
How do you spend your time away from work?
I visit the weavers in their sheds on Lewis and Harris, smelling the woven tweed and being a part of the wonderful process from the start with the raw wool to the finished waistcoat.
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