ISLE of Harris Distillery has announced it is launching made-to-order Harris Tweed jackets, in collaboration with renowned Scottish designer Judy R Clark.

The distillery had originally set out to discover more about the art of weaving the island’s historic textile in 2018. Along with Harris Tweed Hebrides, the Harris Tweed Authority and the islands’ education services, it set local schoolchildren the challenge of designing a new Isle of Harris Distillery tweed.

The eventual winning design, by 14-year-old Scott Murray from Sir E Scott School, was used to create a uniquely special made-to-measure jacket designed by Clark. Now, following the popularity of the limited edition release, the distillery is set to launch two made-to-order jackets in the same style.

The releases will range from sizes six to 18 for women, and 36 to 48 for men. A detailed size guide will be made available on the distillery’s website.

Lorna Macaulay, CEO at the Harris Tweed Authority, said: “It is wonderful to collaborate with the Isle of Harris Distillery again.

“We have thoroughly enjoyed taking this project to life with them and seeing it develop from Scott’s original tweed design to Judy’s stylish jacket.”

Each jacket is made using the specially woven Isle of Harris Distillery Harris Tweed, combined with luxurious teal velvet collars embroidered in secret rose gold threads.

The linings are inspired by the Hebridean seas, finished with rose copper buttons and contrasting sea-blue buttonholes.

Designer Clark commented: “The Isle of Harris Distillery Collection has been such a wonderful project to work on, combining colours of the beautiful landscapes, blue seas and rose gold of the distillery has been a dream.

“The coats are contemporary and so wearable, with great attention to detail, each made by hand in Scotland.”

The made-to-order jackets will be available globally from June 25, and can be purchased via They will be priced at £660, including UK postage, with further details on international postage on the website.

The distillery advises that due to each of the jackets being hand woven on the island, they will take around 10 to 12 weeks to arrive from when the order is placed.