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Dashing Tweeds is about to launch their co- branded range Dashing Converse trainers. The tweeds for the trainers were woven at Drove Weaving Ltd UK and will be sold at retailers Kurt Geiger, JD Sports and Crooked Tongues amongst others.

Dashing Tweed is the contemporary tweed company run by Kirsty McDougall and Guy Hills. This summer they have been preparing to launch their new e-commerce website. They have spent much time photographing their product from all angles, investigating the legal implications with shipment, making sure the site is easy to negotiate and developing new products that will sell well!

Dashing Tweeds are also working with Hudson Shoes who are creating some beautiful brogue styles using one of the Dashing Harris designs, woven in iconic Harris Tweed quality. They are also working on a new range of cashmere scarves with Joshua Ellis and are waiting for the first samples to arrive. There is also a new range of bags, men’s gilet and reflective tweed cycle jacket in development.

In the studio, Kirsty has just taken off a top secret warp containing some new technology which is off at the lab being tested at the moment. She has sampled a block warp in Shetland yarns which has just been sent up to Drove Weaving in Langholm, who weave the majority of their fabrics. Her next sample warp is a linen/silk/wool mix for summer – as they felt they needed some more summer qualities to go with their cotton jacquards. Kirsty is also exploring an intricately graded warp with a blue pinstripe and a simple herringbone structure and are going to get this quality woven up at Mallalieu’s in Delft.

Dashing Tweeds is passionate about using UK mills for all their fabrics. Guy, Kirsty and Holly (their studio assistant) will hopefully be jumping in the car and driving north for a mill tour in the autumn. They feel it makes such a difference to see the mills and meet the people who they work with on production.

Dashing Tweeds is looking forward to wool week on 5th-11th September and the launch of their new website as well as the fast pace of working on weave developments with designers for fashion week.

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