3rd April, 2018 will be… Tweed Day
Tweed day has a lot of meanings whether it being the birthday of the famous political senator becoming a felon, William Magear ‘Boss’ Tweed, or the celebration of tweed fabric produced in Scotland. For most of the majority, it is the latter meaning that is a source of celebration.
Let’s look at both the instance’s history for a better understanding of this illustrious event. The first commemoration can be of the birth of the fraudulent American Egalitarian, William Magear ‘Boss’ Tweed for running a ‘Tweed Ring’ in New York and successfully stealing up to $200 million through political exploitation. Tweed also got involved in running Tammany Hall and was caught with millions of dollars of public money. The notorious politician was sent to jail after being caught and died in 1878 during jail sentence.
The other tribute of this day goes to the unique tweed fabric originated from Scotland and molded in fashionable suits, elegant trousers, and stylish jackets. Harris Tweed is known to be the successful fabric which struggled to make a profit from this fabric in the 2000s. In 2008, after only 500,000 meters of cloth production, the cloth mill was shut down in 2009 because of low profit. Tweed reemerged again in the market in 2012, with millions of meters of fabric in production.
Tweed day celebration:
On 3rd April, people celebrate this day with the commemoration of the famous fabric. The textile is of fine quality because of its hand weaved, rough woolen texture and styled to make different Scottish fashion items. Tweed is most famous and worn by the popular television sensations like Professor Henry Jones from the famous movie Indiana Jones, Sherlock Holmes from the movie and series, James Bond in 007 movies. These characters have worn this earthy toned fabric and made this the famous clothing material that it is today. With its warm and best-looking qualities, the fabric is very famous amongst men clothing and a well-loved item in the northern regions. This fabric is also a highlighted item used by many designer brands like Nike, Chanel and many more.
How to celebrate:
To celebrate this day, you should buy a fabricated tweed garment and flaunt it in the streets with friends and family. Or if one wants to commemorate the notorious Boss Tweed, then one can search for his dishonorable acts in history and life lead afterward. The thing is about perspective and how to observe it.
Celebrating it in the light of Tweed fabric marks for its success in today’s world and also symbolizes accomplishments acquired through great efforts. Taking the Boss Tweed perspective, one gets to know that American history, though dealt with many notorious people is still rich. Celebrating the day is a choice, not a compulsion but adding these new small events makes life more interesting. So, gear up and get your Tweed fabrics ready to celebrate this immense achievement, because the holiday is just around the corner.
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