Scotland is a huge inspiration for our collection of shoes and bags. To pair our existing Liebre line of Harris tweed designs, which has a more heritage and casual look, we were looking for an alternative genuine Scottish material that would give us a more refined and elegant look.
The perfect material for our new collection turned out to be the luxurious wool tartan woven by the prestigious Lochcarron in the Scottish borders.
Check below what’s special about our tartans.
Made in Scotland
The tartans featured in our Liebre collection are proudly made in the Scottish borders by the world’s leading manufacturers of tartan, Lochcarron of Scotland.
The mill has a heritage dating back to 1892 and can be visited today to learn more about the complex process of designing and making this amazing cloth.
It is believed that tartans originated in the highlands of Scotland in the 1600s. People in clans used natural resources to dye the wool including plants and berries. Each different type of tartan would represent a clan from each geographic area.
Tartan is used to make a variety of traditional Scottish items including the famous traditional Scottish kilt. Liebre style is pioneer in using this materials as inspirations to design unique shoes and bags.
The cloth was almost lost to history after The Dress Act imposed in 1746 made it illegal to wear tartans. Luckily the tradition survived thanks to the support of the British King a century later.
All the tartans in our Liebre collection are made in quality wool which was dyed, warped and weaved by skilled craftsmen and women in the Scottish borders.
Wool is very resilient and naturally resistant to wear and dirt, so your Liebre shoe or bag requires minimal care.