Yorkshire and The History of Tweed

Yorkshire Tweed Rydale

Yorkshire would not be the place it is today were it not for tweed. For ages we’ve been benefiting from this profoundly solid and classy material for both work and leisure.  This infographic made by Rydale will reveal some insight into the historical backdrop of tweed and help us to understand the legacy which makes it such a noteworthy piece of Yorkshire culture.

It’s challenging to pinpoint when tweed textile was created, however it took until around 1825 for it to be found by the gentry class as an elegant and favourable textile, which was a long way from its underlying foundations. Initially it was a texture intended for physical work and worn by common labourers.  The gentry before long understood that tweed couldn’t just be classy, it was also ideal country clothing for their outdoor sports, for example, shooting, horse riding and angling. Accordingly, tweed delighted in an abrupt boom in notoriety and the tweed coat ended up staple of upper-class fashion design.

History of Tweed from Rydale

The individuals who could bear the cost frequently appointed tweed textures with their own hues and patterns weaved in, looking to separate themselves as better than the rest.  Yorkshire took on a colossal job in the developing tweed industry with Leeds at the focal point. This customary hand-woven textile started being created on a mechanised scale by huge contraptions housed in mills all over the region.

These day’s tweed isn’t woven in the same volume as it was here, however it is still woven locally by a select few firms. Right up ’til today it’s the go-to material for country society.  Tweed has kept on fluctuating in notoriety through the ages and is enjoying another resurgence.









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