It is the company which took Harris Tweed from rags to riches.
Credited with reviving the industry, the firm took over a derelict mill at Shawbost when the industry was at its lowest ebb.
Now, 10 years on, Harris Tweed Hebrides (HTH) has an annual turnover of around £10million and employs 250 mill-workers and weavers in Lewis and Harris.
Around two thirds of the classic Scottish cloth produced by the firm goes overseas with Japan, Germany, Italy and North America the biggest markets.
Tonight Harris Tweed Hebrides will be given a tenth anniversary salute at the prestigious Scottish Style Awards at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow.
It will be the first in a series of events to mark 10 years of the company, which counts major names including Prada, Manolo Blahnik, Thom Browne and Triumph Motorcycles amongst is clients this season alone.
Chief executive Ian Angus Mackenzie said: “Every client is important to us but it is crucial to the status of the fabric that we continue to work with top-end clients who add to the richness and diversity of Harris Tweed’s reputation.”
Mr Mackenzie has led the company from its inception along with principal investor, Ian Taylor, and former UK Trade Minister and Harris Tweed Hebrides chairman, Brian Wilson, who said: “It has been a great journey and a credit to everyone involved.
“The age profile of weavers and mill-workers has been transformed, new markets opened up and Harris Tweed now has a great future as well as a glorious past.”
Mary McGowne, organizer of the Scottish Style Awards, said: “Everyone in the fashion and textiles industries admires the exciting and remarkable success of Harris Tweed Hebrides. On their tenth birthday, it’s only right to recognise it with a special show which gives a taste of what has been achieved with the fabric.”
To mark the anniversary, Glasgow company BLK29 was commissioned to create a film and photography collection which reflects the complexity of the Harris Tweed process and the Outer Hebridean landscape which inspires it.
The Scottish Style Awards show, styled by creative director Mark Hogarth, will include designs by the award-winning Holly Fulton, Nigel Cabourn and Walker Slater.
Celebrity followers of the Harris Tweed fashion include Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow and former Dr Who Matt Smith.