"Tartan is Scotland's international calling-card"- Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland

 

As a country which prides itself on its istorical influence on so many other cultures, and which strives to promote its internationalism, Scotland has an unique opportunity to use tartan for a greater good. 

 

So, by using the colours in the flag of a country International Tartans and its sister company Tartans for Africa, have created an unique range of national tartans which provides citizens of these countries with a distinct inter-tribal, international identity. These tartans are not only distinct and unique, but flexible in their application. They can be woven in wool, cotton, silk, or printed inter alia on fabrics, paper, and ceramics, making them suitable for fashion-wear, accessories, stationary and a host of gift products.

 

 

“A true tradition is not the witness of a remote past; it is a living force that enlivens and nourishes the present.” Igor Stravinsky

 

 

Although its true origin is uncertain, tartan is a form of cloth associated with Scotland, and is universally recognised as such. Arguably the most identifiable fabric in the world, in the form of the ‘kilt’, it has come to be seen as Scotland’s national costume. It should, however, never be considered exclusive to Scots or people of Scottish descent, but a universal material that can and should be worn in any form, for whatever occasion, and by anyone who finds it attractive. Tartan, and the pleasure that people get from wearing it or associating with it, is Scotland’s gift to the world.

 

Many organisations use one of our tartans as a means of generating income by acting as a wholesaler on behalf of their members, and many charities raise funds for ‘good causes’ in a similar way to support their projects worldwide. Our tartans have helped schoolchildren from all over Scotland to raise funds for their ‘twinning’ projects. We believe that tartan can not only benefit those who produce the raw materials, weave the cloth or manufacture the finished products, but, in this ‘shared’ way help to provide a sustainable legacy for those in greatest need. This is something we actively promote, so please don’t hesitate to ask for information. We also enjoy designing new tartans and are happy to accept commissions.

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Mozambique Tartan

Mozambique Tartan

Rwanda Tartan

Rwanda Tartan

San Francisco Tartan

San Francisco Tartan

Uganda Tartan

Uganda Tartan

Congo Tartan

Congo Tartan

South Africa Tartan

South Africa Tartan

Florida Tartan

Florida Tartan

Malawi Tartan

Malawi Tartan

Lesotho Tartan

Lesotho Tartan

Europeean Tartan

Europeean Tartan

Tanzania Tartan

Tanzania Tartan

Ghana Tartan

Ghana Tartan

Nigeria Tartan

Nigeria Tartan

Kenya Tartan

Kenya Tartan

Japanese (nihon)

Japanese (nihon)

Russian Tartan

Russian Tartan

Portugal Tartan

Portugal Tartan

Spirit of India Tartan

Spirit of India Tartan

Denmark Tartan

Denmark Tartan

Norwegian Centennial

Norwegian Centennial

Finnish Tartan

Finnish Tartan

Swedish Tartan

Swedish Tartan

Spirit of Romania Tartan

Spirit of Romania Tartan

Icelandic Tartan

Icelandic Tartan

France - the Auld Alliance Tartan

France - the Auld Alliance Tartan

South Korea Tartan

South Korea Tartan

German Tartan

German Tartan

Polish Tartan

Polish Tartan

Greece Tartan

Greece Tartan

Spain Tartan

Spain Tartan

We have sold kilts, trews, trousers, skirts and a host of accessories to customers in over 30 countries worldwide. We've supplied stunning original designs for numerous fashion shows and weddings.  

We supply Caledonian Societies, Scottish Country Dance groups and pipe bands in every continent, a priest in France who takes mass in an Auld Alliance tartan stole, retired Norwegian senior army officers golfing with Norwegian Cenntenial tartan golf clubs covers, fotball fans in England, a boy scout troop and souvenirs shops in remote parts of Africa.