Harris Tweed in Harajuku

In recent years, Harris tweed has seen a surge in popularity. From the newest incarnation of the Doctor on Doctor Who to the woolen works of designer Vivienne Westwood, this iconic tweed is very much in style. Nowhere is this truer than Japan. Drawn by the history and quality of the fabric, Japan is now the biggest market for Harris Tweed, buying up 40 percent of all annual exports. Harris tweed shoes, bags, designer patches, and teddy bears are all exclusively available in Japanese stores, in colors designed to suit modern Japanese style. From the Outer Hebrides to the Harajuku district and beyond, Harris tweed is an internationally recognized high-fashion must-have.

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