Accepting of the bill in the 1993 caused an appearance of a new legislative, Harris Tweed Authority, which replaced Harris Tweed Association, that was created in the 1909.
Harris Tweed is situated on the remote islands Outer Hebrides and exported in more than 50 countries of the world, beginning with traditional markets of Europe, North America and the Far East until BRICS.
Traditional Harris Tweed was characterized with soft colours, which were made of the vegetable dyestuffs. Mainly, lichens were used, which gave dark red, purple and orange rust tints. Now the fabric Harris Tweed has various colours and tints.
Harris Tweed Act of the 1993 confirms that every Harris Tweed meter corresponds to the hard standards. If you see the traditional Harris Tweed logotype (Orb Mark), you can be sure, that fabric was produced on the islands Outer Hebrides.