A soft hard wearing woollen cloth woven from 60s, or finer, woollen spun yarn. Also sometimes woven from soft worsted yarns. A lightweight tweed suitable for clothing. The name comes from the Saxony area of northern Germany, where this type of cloth was first woven.
The Free State of Saxony (German: Freistaat Sachsen) is the easternmost federal state of Germany. Located in the country's southeast, it is the tenth-largest in area and sixth-largest in population among Germany's sixteen states, and has a land area of 18,413 kmÂ² and a population of 4.3 million.