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Harris Tweed contains lanolin, a natural water and stain protection

Our Favourite range of Tetrad sofas upholstered with Harris Tweed fabrics from the outer Hebrides, bespoke to your specification and with signature expert craftsmanship from Tetrad.

Our Favourite range of Tetrad Chairs upholstered with Harris Tweed fabrics from the outer Hebrides, bespoke to your specification and with signature expert craftsmanship from Tetrad.

Our Selection of complementing Tetrad Footstools upholstered with Harris Tweed fabrics from the outer Hebrides, bespoke to your specification and with signature expert craftsmanship from Tetrad.

Tweed Selection

Bracken Herringbone
Basalt Herringbone
Dogtooth-Check swatch
Dogtooth Check
Dornoch Check
heather Swatch
Loden-Herringbone Swatch
Loden Herringbone
Winter Check
Raspberry Plaid


galveston Bark Swatch
Galveston Bark
Galveston Walnut
Galveston slate
Brompton tan Swatch
Brompton Tan
Atlantic Blue
Old Bard Hide Swatch
Old Bard Hide

Tetrad Care Guide

General usage & care of fabric upholstery

To keep your new sofa or chair looking good, we recommend that you vacuum your upholstery at least once a week.
If you allow dust and dirt to accumulate the colours will dull and wear will be accelerated.
Avoid exposing your furniture to prolonged sunlight, as even the strongest colours may fade under such conditions.
Washable cotton loose cover
Loose covers can be washed in temperatures up to 40°C and tumble dried.
We recommend leaving covers slightly damp for ease when refitting.
Although covers can be dry cleaned we advise machine washing, taking care to avoid washing powders or liquids that contain optical brighteners.
Do not use bleach and be aware of the bleaching effect that Benzoyl Peroxide, found in most acne creams, can have.
Wash dark colours separately. Steam iron on reverse if necessary.
Mop any spillages immediately with a clean white cloth.
It is important to completely wash the cover at least twice a year.
Tailored fit chenille loose cover
We recommend brushing lightly or vacuuming each week to keep in good condition.
Spilt liquid should be absorbed immediately with a clean white cloth or tissue.
A slightly damp cloth may be used to revive the texture.
The beauty of a tetrad tailored loose cover is that it gives the appearance of a fixed cover,
but is removable to allow a full cover clean.
We recommend professional dry clean only for these products.
Fixed Cover
As this cover cannot be removed for cleaning, we advise brushing and vacuuming to remove dust and dirt.
Stained fabric should be dry cleaned, preferably with a powder cleaner which lifts the stain from the
fabric and can be lightly brushed away.  
It is always advisable to try out a cleaner first on a hidden area.
Seat cushions and interiors
Fabric seat cushions which are covered on both faces should be turned regularly to maximise the life of the fabric. Fibre, feather and down seat cushions should be shaken and plumped every day.
Scatter Cushions
All scatter cushions should be plumped and turned (where possible) on a regular basis.
Particular care should be taken with chenille scatters to avoid snagging,
for example, when wearing jewellery or high heeled shoes, as they are of a delicate nature.

Removing Covers

Washable covers
• Twist pins must be removed before removing the cover.
Tailored fit covers
• Separate all Velcro strips – under arms and frames if appropriate
• Unfasten the buttons
• Ease off, lifting not pulling, alternating from one arm to the other.
• Remove all feather cushion and scatter cushion interiors.
• Do not put cushions or scatters in washing machine
Washing Instructions
Washable loose covers: these covers have been pre-shrunk using
tetrads unique wash and dye process.
Wash at 40°C
Avoid washing powders / liquids that use optical brighteners
Applying Cover
• Loosely throw cover over the back and arms
• Evenly distribute the cover across the relevant areas
• Starting with the arms, tuck in individually, working in one direction.
• Smooth out all the wrinkles
• Finish by buttoning up the back.
•  Seam allowances should be positioned pointing downwards.
Finished Unit
• Complete all the seat cushions and scatters
• For best results the cover should be fitted slightly damp or steamed
on completion
All Tailored Fit models are Dry Clean only
Leather is a natural product.
It breathes, is warm and has individual attributes, such as shade, grain variation and natural markings, which all add to its charm and beauty.
We stress these marks as features indicating it is real leather, not faults.
Although slight shading of colours can occur and is natural, we endeavour to match all hides used as closely as we can.
General usage and care of Leather upholstery
Leather upholstery has a soft suppleness that will last throughout the life of the furniture.
On softer areas such as cushions, creases and wrinkles will naturally occur, and the leather may give a little over time on the seat areas.
This is quite normal and gives a soft inviting look that you can only really get with quality leather upholstery.
• Dust your furniture regularly with a soft cloth or brush, to stop the accumulation of dust and dirt that cause premature wear.
Avoid using a vacuum cleaner on leather.
Sunlight & heat
• All leathers can be affected by light; we recommend it is positioned away from direct sunlight
and heat to protect them from fading and premature wear. (Aniline leathers are especially sensitive to sunlight).
• Do not place hot items such as hot drinks, hot water bottles or laptops on leather as they may result in dark marks.
Therefore we don’t recommend leather sofas for use in conservatories.
• Try to maintain at least 30cm clearance from heat sources such as radiators to prevent colour change or permanent marks occurring.
• Remove any spills immediately. Blot the liquid with a clean, dry, white, lint free cloth, working towards the centre of the spill dabbing gently.
Do not rub or use abrasive cleaners, detergents or solvents as this will result in damage to your furniture.
Our range consists of many hides hand-selected from the world’s finest tanneries.
Whilst each hide has its own particular look and feel they can be broadly separated into 4 main categories:
The most attractive and natural leathers which are prized for their soft natural feel.
These leathers that have been aniline dyed using a vat process with no colour coating added to the surface.
They are the most expensive leathers to produce because only the very best selection of hides can be used to produce aniline leathers.
Aniline dyed leathers are more susceptible to absorbing liquids because of the natural porosity of the hide.
If you lightly scratch the surface of aniline, it will turn a lighter colour.
To restore the original colour, wet your finger lightly and rub it into the leather, it should darken slightly, but dry the same colour.
Semi-Aniline dyed leathers have been both dyed and have a thin finishing layer on the surface.
They offer a combination of the softness and feel of aniline leather with the protective benefits of a surface finish.
By dyeing the leather before the final top coating is applied, a very even colouration can be achieved with only a thin layer of finish remaining;
therefore the leather remains softer because it is not necessary to apply a thick top coating.
Pull-up, also referred to as waxy or oily pull-up. Pull-up  leathers are designed to look “distressed” through time and use. 
The leather lightens in colour when stretched during wear, creating an “aged” appearance.
In places of heavy use, the oils will be pushed away leaving lighter areas – particularly on the seating areas.
Hand Antiqued
A fully penetrated aniline dyed hide, its appearance enhanced by a hand staining process.
The result is a rich aged look that gives leather added depth and character.
The rich oils in the retannage allows you to look deep into the surface of the leather ensuring that all the
true characteristics of the leather, wrinkles, natural texture, markings etc. are visible.
In daily use this patina will be further enriched.
Due to varying grain structure the dyes penetrate to differing degrees in different parts giving attractive variations.
Apply tetrad hide polish only as directed on the container and try first
on a hidden area of leather. Do not use leather soap, saddle soap, hide
food or any other polish than that recommended by a reputable retailer.

History of Harris Tweed

From time immemorial, the inhabitants of the Outer Hebrides of Scotland have woven a beautiful and intricate cloth which the world knows simply as Harris Tweed. The islanders produce this luxury cloth entirely by hand and have long been known for the excellence of their weaving.

Over the decades Harris Tweed was embraced by the world. From royalty and landed gentry to Hollywood icons and the finest designers of couture; the fabric became a wardrobe staple, a must-have item for discerning customers across the globe.

This was further consolidated when the Harris Tweed Authority was created in 1993 by an Act of Parliament. Thus the definition of Harris Tweed became statutory and forever tied the cloth to the Islands.

Harris Tweed remains truly of its time, a cloth that rises above fad and fashion. As age-old skills are passed on from one generation to the next, the beloved cloth will always be made by local artisans in this, one of the most remote places in the world, to the same exacting standards and forever meeting the needs of customers across the world who seek a luxury fabric, longevity and value, style and timeless quality.