A few months ago I came across a website for an incredible company in the UK called Dashing Tweeds.
Dashing Tweeds is Britain’s latest tweed textile company. Opening up a contemporary arena for a classic quality fabric, Dashing Tweeds has created a range of tweeds for the 21st century, designed by photographer Guy Hills and weaver Kirsty McDougall.
A unique weave of wool worsted and reflective yarn, LumatwillsTM appear by day only in their smart combination of colours. By night, under illumination, hidden reflective lines shine out, offering an inventive and stylish solution to attire for the pedestrian, cyclist or scooter rider.
I ordered in a few samples and I was in love with the fabric. The tweeds are beautifully woven with smooth textures and deep colors - but it is the LumaTwills that really captured my attention. As their website says quoted above, these fabrics provide safety for those out and about on the streets and I personally think they will be great for clubbing and other activities.
We now have three of these weaves available in our Accent Pleat Kilt as an add-on for $50.00. Currently we are stocking Red Raver, Grey Raver and The Dashing. There are more photos of this fabric in action on our Flickr Feed so please go take a look!