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The world's first Harris Tweed three-piece suit created for a horse
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The world's first Harris Tweed three-piece suit created for a horse

Fashion designer Emma Sandham-King (an apprentice of the late Alexander McQueen) created the world's first three-piece Harris Tweed suit for a horse to celebrate horse racing's 2016 Cheltenham Festival (starting on Tuesday).

Harris Tweed fabrics - Woven by hand in the Western Isles of Scotland
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Harris Tweed fabrics - Woven by hand in the Western Isles of Scotland

Renowned for its quality, warmth and durability, Harris Tweed is the only fabric in the world governed by an act of parliament. The tweed is today still made in the time-honoured way specified in the 1993 Act of Parliament: 'With 100% pure virgin wool, dyed, spun and finished in the outer Hebrides and woven by hand by the islanders at their own homes on the islands of Lewis, Harris, Uist and Barra.'

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