We love tartan but, whilst they have their place for formal occasions, traditional tartan wear is quite old fashioned! We wanted to bring tartan into the 21st century by using the traditional patterns but combining them with modern fabrics and fashions. We want people to wear their tartan with pride in fashionable clothing and accessories.
How we did it
After years of painstaking research on thousands of surnames and tartans, we narrowed the list down to around 200 of the most popular clan, family and district tartans from Scotland and Ireland. We then digitised the patterns using the original threadcounts and found a printing partner that would be able to bring these tartans to life using modern apparel.
Meet the owner
Chris is the owner/operator of MacTartans of Scotland. He has loved tartan and Scottish history since getting the book “The Clans and Tartans of Scotland” from the library when he was 10 years old.
A web designer by trade, he was always desperate to combine his love of clans and tartans with his experience in design and from that, MacTartans was born.