Linen is a cellulosic fibers derived from the stem of the flax plant. Linen fibers are much stronger and more lustrous that cotton; they yield cool, absorbent fabrics but they do wrinkle easily. Mixed with Mohair, from the Angora goat, which dies at a different time rate, this cloth has a natural looking two tone effect. The Mohair also adds some lustre and body to this lightweight cloth. Harrisons of Edinburgh was founded in 1863 by Sir George Harrison who began his career as an apprentice with an Edinburgh tailor. His first business venture was with a partner, establishing a business of wool drapers, hatters and hosiers in 1838. Twenty five years later he bought out an existing firm of woollen merchants, J & A Ogilvy, changing the name to what is known today as "Harrisons of Edinburgh".