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.