Traditional and Contemporary kilts sewn to order
I've been involved with many clients who would like to have something special woven for them, it might have been an unusual tartan, or perhaps one that they have designed themselves, either for family use or perhaps to raise money for charity.
I'm always happy to help with both the design work and the commissioning of the cloth as well, it can be quite a long process, for small runs it can be expensive, worth it for a special family tartan, but for reasonable runs, it works out comparable with a stock tartan price
The Scottish Wildcat Tartan
I’m was very happy to be involved with this tartan, specially designed to help raise interest in the plight of the Scottish wildcat. The colours have been carefully selected to reflect the shades and tones of the Scottish Wildcat, woven in pure wool in the traditional twill, this cloth is a wonderful reminder of this indigenous wild cat unique to the Highlands.
The initial idea to help the wildcats came as a result of a visiting American to the Scottish Highlands, seeing the Wildcat Haven and wanting to help to support them. As he is a kilt wearer and a long term member of an internet kilt forum there was discussion of how best to help, and of course the idea of a tartan was suggested. An idea from one of the members sparked interest and after lots of design and colour input from many others, the result was a tartan that the community were pleased to give to the Wildcat Haven. So far we have woven more than 300 metres of tartan, raising funds for the Wildcat Haven.
The 4th weaving of the tartan has now been completed and allocated,but there might be a small stock still available, but I would be happy to start taking interests for a future weaving
A group of European kilt wearers got together and after an evening of entertainment decided to create their own tartan
more details here
It's a lovely tartan, with a nod to tradition but perfectly suited to both formal and casual wear.
And some of the kilts and scarves