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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