Just like tartan, tweed was also founded in the Scottish and Ireland region. There are many similarities between tartans and tweeds. It is also made from wool material and typically used in jackets, coats, and suits. Since tweed is made from wool only, it is very warm and bulky. Tweed comes in many different patterns and they are usually comprised of either squares or lines. Even though the fabric is too old, people still prefer it to use this fabric on their jackets and pants in some cases. Back in the day, it was pronounced as “Tweel” but one day, a buyer mispronounced it as “Tweed” thinking it was named after the famous River Tweed located in Scotland. The name actually made sense and it was then replaced from “Tweel” to “Tweed”. In the 1800’s, tweed material was very well-known among the rich British people. Because in that time, Prince Albert had bought the Balmoral Castle and designed a tweed after it called Balmoral Tweed. After that, every highland region started designing their own tweeds to represent their region and culture. Even in the modern world, tweed is considered as the most popular choice for formal suits and jackets. The tweed jackets were made for hunters and to offer protection against harsh winters. That still applies today, many jackets and brazers are made of tweed material because they are very warm and durable. There are also hats and bags made out of tweed that were once used by farmers but now considered as style. Types of Tweed Harris Tweed: It is known as the most famous tweed pattern that is produced in Outer Hebrides, Scotland. This tweed is handwoven and produced only by the locals. The Harris Tweed Act of 1993 considers it as illegal to produce this tweed pattern anywhere else but Outer Hebrides. Donegal Tweed: The Donegal Tweed is from Ireland and it was first created in Donegal, a small Irish county. Like Harris tweed, this one is also famous all around the globe. One can easily distinguish this fabric by looking at the rainbow color used all around the fabric. Herringbone Tweed: The Herringbone Tweed features patterns that are similar to fish bones and that’s why it is called Herringbone. Saxony Tweed: Saxony Tweed is from Saxony, Germany. It is created using the raw materials gathered from Merino sheep, which makes it as one of the softest tweed. Shetland Tweed: This tweed originated from Shetland Islands, Scotland. The Shetland Tweed is very light weight, which makes it perfect for everyday wear. So, these were some of the famous tweeds from around the world. Tweed isn’t just a fabric built for suits but there are also kilts made from it.