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Getting It Woven

Now that you have your tartan . . . what to do with it? Your very first quest will no doubt be to actually get it woven so that you can see and feel this uniquely personal identifier that you've brought into the world!

The vast majority of people who have their own tartan have created it to celebrate the fact that they have Scottish blood flowing in their veins. The final icing on the cake of course, is to have that tartan woven in Scotland so that when you wear it, you can be very proud of the fact that your Scottish roots are that much closer to you. You'll also be supporting a centuries-old craft industry in Scotland that your forebears would have known and possibly even worked in.

There may often be a slight premium to pay for the real thing since the western world can't - and wouldn't want to - compete with the low wages and working conditions of the copycat factories in Asia. To know that what you have is from the country of your origin, is worth that little extra we're sure.

You'll see a selection of weavers' advertisements on our website, so you're just a click away from them. Alternatively, you can straight to the Directory or the Feature Pages and see the faces behind the names that you may be dealing with. Some of those Directory entries will doubtless be for handloom weavers who may be more suited to your needs so, regardless of where they come from - give them your support - they're essential in keeping alive the craft traditions of old. Woven into each line are the clacking and clattering looms once heard in thousands of crofts across the Scottish Highlands.





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