Q: Who are Leather Guild?
A: Leather Guild is an award winning and unique, creative design studio and manufacturer. Located near Glasgow in the beautiful scenery of Loch Lomond, the foundation of the company’s designs are the bringing together or “Guild” of tradition, heritage, creativity and quality leathers and Scottish tweeds.
Q: What is Tweed?
A: Derived from the Scottish words tweel or twill which is a common weave associated with the cloth. Tweed is woven with 100% wool.
Q: What is the difference between Harris Tweed and Islay Tweed?
A: Harris is an Outer Hebridean Island and Islay is an Inner Hebridean Island. The difference doesn’t end with location. Islay Tweed has a number of unique characteristics that contribute to superior products, including its strong and durable tight weave, which is enhanced with Du Pont Teflon coating, improving the moisture and stain resistant properties of the cloth.