“Tartan design acquired a national significance not only in Scotland but universally, it’s made up of crisscrossed horizontal and vertical bands or threads of colors whose variations are symbolic of the various different clans that have historically made up for the Scottish people”.
What is a Tartan Fabric?
Tartan Fabric is associated with Scottish culture, which is a woven cloth made with pre-dyed threads to form alternating stripes in one of several patterns of plaid – The more stripes and colors used, the more blurred and soft the tartan pattern becomes.
What is Plaid Fabric?
One of the most popular prints for Kilts, this fabric features stripes or bands of color that intersect to form squares. Plaids date back to the 1500’s and now come in many tartan patterns, from argyle and gingham to madras and windowpanes. Plaid Tartan Fabric remains an incredibly popular fabric, especially for plaid kilts and suits.
Each design signifies different Scottish Clans and can be seen in each clan’s Tartan Kilts. It is mostly seen during the fall and winter months because it’s fabric is a simple, yet beautiful way to add colour and visual interest to our decor, wardrobe, and more. The versatile fabric is perfect for sewing designs including quilting and applique.
Why Are There Different Weights for Tartan Fabrics?
Tartan for a traditional kilt is most popular in Medium Weight, but most traditional kilts in Heavy Weight. With heavier fabrics you gain greater durability, creasing, and swing, but it is literally a heavy garment. The heavier fabric is the best material to create traditional kilt, Bagpipes and other fashion items.
Medium weight gives a good balance of warmth, crease-retention, durability, swing, and ease of wear. The medium-weight fabric is also used for kilting such as – soft furnishings, curtains, cushions and covers.
If you live in a very hot climate, you might prefer a Light Weight fabric, this is cooler to wear, but is likely to need more regular pressing of the creasing at the rear, and may not swing quite so impressively when moving. Tartan Skirts is made from lightweight fabric.
Different Shades Of Tartan Fabric
Tartan has grown firmly in fashion and is quite popular nowadays. With literally hundreds of high-quality tartan prints and tartan accessories to choose from. All are fully customizable and printed on demand with eco-friendly inks, I’m sure you will find a pattern you’ll love and make your favourite thing from that.
No compromise with quality and quantity!
Good quality tartan fabric is most commonly woven in pure new Acrylic wool. Unless you are making a fashion statement but no surprise that tartan fabric is in such high demand.
List of Most Popular & Famous Tartans
You can choose a variety of colours from our selection of tartan fabrics.
Royal Stewart Tartan
Stewart tartan can be worn by anyone and it is also the personal tartan of the current queen. Others who wear the Royal Stewart Tartan originally designed for Queen Victoria include the Scots Guard and the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards. This Tartan is also used by the clans & in festivals for bands.
Black Watch Tartan
The regiment was created as part of the Childers Reforms in 1881, when the 42nd (Royal Highland) Regiment of Foot (The Black Watch) was amalgamated with the 73rd Regiment of Foot to form two battalions of the newly named Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). The 42nd became the 1st Battalion, and the 73rd became the 2nd Battalion. As the Black Watch battalion started wearing the tartan back in the 1700’s it means that the Black Watch Tartan has now been worn by the Scottish soldiers for nearly 300 years! Similarly to the Royal Stewart tartan, Black Watch was originally not to be worn by anyone aside from soldiers but this has changed in more modern times.
MacLeod of Lewis Tartan
Clan MacLeod of The Lewes, commonly known as Clan MacLeod of Lewis. In Gaelic the Macleods of Lewis were known as Sìol Thorcaill. The MacLeod of Lewis Tartan (or MacLeod Dress) is famously known as Loud MacLeod. it’s one of the most instantly recognizable of Scottish tartans.The MacLeods are found on the the Isle of Skye and all over the Inner & Outer Hebrides islands of Scotland, and into the western mainland of Scotland. But MacLeod of Lewis tartan has outgrown these origins to be universally recognised as one of the boldest fabric patterns in the world.
The Lindsay Tartan is another that’s been commercially successful thanks to its sophisticated beauty and flexible styling. This tartan’s pattern makes your attire more decent & elegant. Now you can enjoy your kilt, the Lindsay tartan has a place in countless hearts.
Dress Stewart tartan
With the Dress Stewart Tartan, you can be prepared to step out in style to any formal or informal event alike. This tartan features an off white, creamy color taking over most of its pattern with just as much dark red coloring found throughout. Running through the red are bits of thin yellow lines for some accent. Dress Stewart is nowadays so widely used for commercial production that few wearers probably even reflect on its historic links with the Stewart clan.
Clan Ramsay badge is Blue Harebell it’s the most popular of the tartans attributed to the surname Ramsay is derived from one titled Ramsey in the Vestiarium Scoticum published in 1842. Though the Vestiarium has been proven to be a Victorian-era hoax many of clan tartans are derived from it. The Ramsays are an ancient family of Anglo-Norman origin. The name was first recorded in Scotland by Simon de Ramsay, who travelled north with the Earl of Huntingdon in 1124.
Ramsay Tartan is light, the casual blue colour is accented with dark grey and black lines that run both vertically and horizontally.
Would You Like To Purchase Tartan & Plaid Fabrics?
The collection of Scottish Kilt includes suiting fabrics, Jacket fabrics, acrylic wool with tartan and plaid patterns. All the fabrics are designed and manufactured in Sialkot. So feel free to contact us, because we are always looking to help our customers to make their life events more valuable and memorable. Therefore, you can ask for any kind of custom made products. Ask Here!