How fortunate are A Hume Country Clothing to be based in Kelso, in the Scottish Borders, on the banks of the world famous River Tweed. Tweed originated in Scotland, and its name derives from association with the Tweed River that runs through our town, and the entire Scottish Borders.
Tweed is a type of fabric made from rough, woven wool. It may or may not use a twill or diagonal weave. Herringbone, a twill pattern in which the diagonal slant of the weave alternates, is popular in tweed. Many tweed fabrics also make use of threads of different colours to create an attractive "heather" effect. Tweed was traditionally hand dyed using local natural dyes and hand woven. Dyes for traditional luxury tweeds came from plant life such as moss, lichens, and blackberries.