zebedee Posted December 12, 2010 Report Share Posted December 12, 2010 Should we be looking to try and protect Fair Isle knitwear? These articles have appeared in the National press recently: http://www.economist.com/node/17581676 http://blogs.ft.com/material-world/2010/12/01/the-economist-fashions-a-cause-for-scottish-knitting/#more-3876 And it would seem that there would be some national interest should a campaign be brought about. What form would such protection take? Would it be purely for the residents of Fair Isle to take up the case and protect if for that isle, or should it be Shetland-wide? The Harris tweed spec seems to be â€œhand-woven by the islanders at their home in the Outer Hebrides and made from pure virgin wool dyed and spun in the Outer Hebridesâ€, so not specifically in Harris, but it doesn't protect against the style being used afaik, just the name.Given the vogue for fair isle patterns at the moment, I think this could be an interesting case, maybe worth campaigning for? Thoughts? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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