A few years ago, I believe it was after attending The Scottish Trade Fair, Tartan Plus Tweed decided to stock some new, unique Harris Tweed Clocks from a company known as Juniper and Jane. These clocks were unlike anything I had seen before, and knowing the popularity of the Harris Tweed products that were already in our store, I knew these would be a hit with our customers. And I was right.
Tartan Day is here! Tartan Day is the day that kicks off Tartan Week in New York City. But it is not only celebrated in New York – it is also celebrated across Canada. It is a week of paying respects to their Scottish Heritage and honouring the contributions that all Scottish people have brought along with them to Canada and America.
St. Patrick’s Day in 2017 lands on a Friday, which for many is the perfect day of the week to partake in celebrations. St. Patrick’s Day is all about celebrating the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, as well as celebrating Irish culture and heritage. There is no better way to do this than with tartan! Do you think that tartans only represent Scotland? Well, unfortunately you are wrong . There is a whole range of Irish tartans that are being woven as we speak. They are incredibly popular among people with an Irish heritage.
Around the world, there are a lot of myths and urban legends that have surrounded tartan, the kilt, and Scotland. One of my favourites is that in Scotland you cannot tell the difference between men and women’s toilet signs! (And by the way this is false! Our toilet signs are much the same as any other country). Here are three of the most common myths surrounding Scottish Culture.
Are you making crafts from tartan fabric? Or maybe you are making a pair of tartan trews or a waistcoat and are not sure which fabric to use. Today we are discussing weights of tartan fabric, and which one could be right for you. At Tartan Plus Tweed we have a large range of tartan fabric that is suitable for all your needs. Our wool tartan fabric is available in three different weights, and each weight has a different purpose.
Are you getting married overseas? Or maybe you are planning on getting married in Scotland and would like to hire kilt outfits for your wedding? In either case, Tartan Plus Tweed can help! We have helped many brides and grooms by providing kilt hire for them to bring abroad.