Brooks Brothers Spotlights Scotland With Tartans, Tweeds and Other Textiles

Harris Tweed Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Nov 03, 2011, 14:11 ET from Scottish Development International

NEW YORK, Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Brooks Brothers kicked off a special Scottish promotion this week featuring tartans, tweeds, cashmere and other fine textiles from Scotland.


Brooks Brothers' Chairman & CEO Claudio Del Vecchio hosted a celebration of Scottish textiles at the company's flagship shore on Madison Avenue on November 2.  Donald Martin, Chairman of the Harris Tweed Authority flew 3,500 miles to thank Brooks Brothers for being a loyal customer as part of the iconic Scottish fabric's 100th anniversary this year.  

Hand-woven by weavers in their own homes in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, Harris Tweed is a highly treasured fabric that is a part of Scottish textile heritage. A selection of Brooks Brothers fall collection featuring Harris Tweed was showcased at the event alongside other Scottish-made products.

"Brooks Brothers has a long standing tradition of offering our customers the finest Scottish textiles," said Mr. Del Vecchio. "We proudly celebrate generations of collaboration, quality and value."

Established in 1818 and considered American's oldest apparel retailer, Brooks Brothers has a long-standing history with Scottish knitwear and fabric mills including Robert Noble, Barrie, Hawick Knitwear, Reid & Taylor, Harris Tweed, Todd & Duncan, Johnstons of Elgin and Begg Scotland. The event celebrates Brooks Brothers as a leading customer of Scotland's finest producers.

"Brooks Brother is one of more than 200 leading retailers and fashion labels that come to Scotland season after season to develop new textile products and work closely with Scottish mills to enhance their brands," said Danny Cusick, President, Americas, of Scottish Development International, the national economic development agency that worked with Brooks Brothers on the promotion.

With a rich heritage and unrivalled creativity that has delivered sought-after textiles around the globe for more than two centuries, Scotland is considered among the world's finest producers of cashmere, tweeds, leather, lace and knitwear products.

SOURCE Scottish Development International