Tweed is a rough and woolen fabric with smooth and flexible texture. The threads of this fabric are woven using a plain weave, herringbone or twill structure to achieve the desired effect and look. The color effects of this material are produced by mixing different dyed wool threads before weaving. This fabric was first known as tweel or twill.
This fabric is the icon of the traditional British and Irish clothing. The most notable quality of tweed is its ability to withstand harsh climates, and that is why it is more commonly used in creating clothes used for outdoor activities like shooting and hunting. In addition to this, tweed, even without any treatment, is resistant to water. When treated, the tweed fabric has the capability to become waterproof. Some of the garment that uses the tweed fabric include trousers, overcoats, and sports jackets.