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Published on December 24th, 2009 | by Christian Cawley

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Tweed Outfit Range?

Legendary Scots fabric tweed – handwoven on the Isles of Harris, Lewis, Uist and Barra in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, using local wool – is the material of choice for the Eleventh Doctor Who.

So it makes sense that the Harris Tweed Authority should be interested in striking up a deal with the BBC to issue a range of Eleventh Doctor fashion items styled on Matt Smith’s look.

Following a poor year for the fabric, plans are afoot to improve on the 500,000 yards produced this year.

Harris Tweed Authority chief executive Lorna Macaulay said:

“I have written to the BBC about possibly doing a Dr Who range.

“We need to get a firm handle on exactly the type of tweed Matt is wearing and establish if it is still in stock.

“This offers a great opportunity for Harris Tweed.

“A young, trendy Dr Who wearing Harris Tweed will help make it popular in that younger age range.”

Celebrity fans of the fabric include Gwyneth Paltrow, Madonna and Guy Ritchie while Liverpool footballing legend Kenny Dalglish is an investor in the material.

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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