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Tartan fabrics

Tartan fabrics

Our Tartan fabrics are all based on traditional designs which have represented various clans for 100's of years. Unlike the original Tartan fabrics which were woven with wool yarns this is a light weight 100% cotton version. The fabric is constructed with equal amount of yarns in the weft than the warp creating a 'square' cloth resulting in a strong and vibrant Tartan.

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Tartan brodie Fabric Types
2/100’s x 50’s 100% Cotton 36”/90cm wide ..

From £11.63

Based on 2 reviews.
Tartan buchanan
2/100’s x 50’s 100% Cotton 36”/90cm wide ..

From £11.63

Based on 3 reviews.
Tartan gordon Fabric Types
2/100’s x 50’s 100% Cotton 36”/90cm wide ..

From £11.63

Hampton 115 blue Fabric Types
50’s x 50’s 100% Cotton 60”/150cm wide ..

From £10.14

Hampton 118 grey Fabric Types
50’s x 50’s 100% Cotton 60”/150cm wide ..

From £10.14

Hampton 122 blue Fabric Types
50’s x 50’s 100% Cotton 60”/150cm wide ..

From £10.14

Hampton 501 red Fabric Types
50’s x 50’s 100% Cotton 60”/150cm wide ..

From £9.30

Tartan hunting stewart Fabric Types
2/100’s x 50’s 100% Cotton 36”/90cm wide ..

From £11.63

Based on 4 reviews.
Tartan Mc lean Fabric Types
2/100’s x 50’s 100% Cotton 36”/90cm wide ..

From £8.14

Based on 1 reviews.

 

Quality Tartan patterned fabrics

One of Scotlands most enduring national symbols is the tartan pattern. It originated with the legendary Scottish clans, soon becoming an integral part of the average Highlander’s everyday clothing. They used their clan patterns not only to distinguish friend or foe, but also to develop their clan’s sense of identity; soon, other tartan patterns were developed for mourning or hunting, as well as a variety of other ceremonial purposes. Starting off simple, tartan was born as a two-coloured check made up of colours determined by local plants that were used for dyes. Today’s tartans are often much brighter in colour and typically make more of a statement. Designs can differ though, dependent on the colour used and width of stripes, which can create quite a different finish.

Clan Gordon is one such clan, one of the oldest in existence. Its clan tartan has strong ties to the Scottish military, and has been worn by the Gordon Highlanders and the 10th Finchley Scottish Scout Group – both regiments in the British Army. Our own Gordon Tartan Fabric is a lightweight cotton version, a strong and vibrant colour that appropriately honours its ancient heritage.

If you have any Scottish heritage, wearing tartan can be a fantastic way to honour that, as indeed many do. However, different ancestry is far from a barrier to wearing it. It’s a brilliantly simple way of injecting a bit of colour into your wardrobe without going overboard, and its sheer variety of different styles and patterns make it an extremely versatile material, wherever and however you wear it. You can read more about the best ways to wear tartan here.

If there’s one pattern that never seems to age it’s tartan. Suited to all age groups, tartan shirting can be dressed up and down and worn to more formal events or punk rock concerts; it’s no wonder it’s a staple in many men’s wardrobes. While fashionable, getting the look just right can be a little difficult. Often, all you need is just a hint of the Highlands to carry off tartan in style.