Product Sourcing

Joined by his colleague Philip Pass – ex CEO of Kangol and a veteran of many major international manufacturing projects – the Taratan Ambassador team has an unrivalled knowledge of Scotland’s premium product supply chain. From silk to Harris Tweed; from tartan-printed ‘Buffs’ to woven fabrics; from tartan carpets to iPad cases; from neckties, scarves and stoles to tartan trimmed bags and shoes.

Once woven, impartial advice is readily available on the conversion of fabric into product whether for a major company conference in Scotland or the planning of a Scottish Collection in an international store group. Close liaison is maintained with Scottish Development International (SDI) and Scottish Enterprise (SE) to ensure that the whole panolply of Government aid and advice is at your disposal.

Whilst clients who commission a unique tartan often know what they want it made into in the first instance, they often don’t know of the ‘thousand-and-one-ways’ in which they can use it. This is where our independent sourcing service cuts in that can give you ideas and identify the producers concerned. If necessary, we can also hand-hold and keep a watching brief on progress and chase producers when necessary.

Some ways we can help you use your new tartan

  • Recommend a weaver and supervise the progress of your tartan be it woven in pure new wool, silk or polyviscose.
  • Have it printed onto a wide range of fabrics from silk to canvas.
  • Identify and introduce you to a trusted source for Highland dress.
  • Advise on where to have your own tartan made into rugs, ties, scarves, stoles, shawls, ribbons, jewellery and even tartan-trimmed bags and shoes.
  • Suggest and source interior furnishings from fitted carpets for home or office, upholstery, curtains, cushions and even wallpaper.
  • Provide high resolution graphics for printing onto stationery, banners, cars – and even aircraft!

He has become the focal point for articles and interviews with overseas publications, broadcasters and documentary producers and to his consternation, his opinion on what should be worn under the kilt was sought – and went viral!

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