King Charles lll Tartan
Lochcarron of Scotland is a renowned Scottish weaving mill dating back to 1947. With a commitment to traditional craftsmanship and the production of premium quality authentic tartan and textiles, Lochcarron has become a global ambassador for Scottish heritage. The company offers a wide range of products, Scottish and British wool being at the fore. Everything is meticulously crafted in Scotland, in the town of Selkirk in the heart of the Scottish Borders.
The Scottish Tartans Authority designed the green, blue and red tartan earlier this year to mark the occasion of The Coronation and in recognition of His Majesty’s fondness of the Scottish Highlands.
The unique design presented to His Majesty, is based on the Balmoral tartan set which dates from c.1850 and continues to be worn by The King and members of The Royal Family today. The new tartan has been officially registered with the Scottish Register of Tartans that is administered by the National Records of Scotland.
John McLeish, Chair of The Scottish Tartans Authority, said:
“Our iconic national cloth has a distinct style and evokes deep feelings of belonging, making it the best-known and best-loved fabric in the world. We are honoured that His Majesty has agreed that a new tartan should be created in his name. The King Charles III tartan now takes its place in the history books. It was a great privilege to be at Braemar to witness His Majesty wearing the tartan for the first time”
The Strome premium kilt cloth, woven in 100% Scottish wool, includes a central triple stripe motif (one broad and two narrow) which is a feature of Royal tartans previously worn by His Majesty including the Duke of Rothesay, Duke of Rothesay Hunting and Lord of the Isles Hunting tartans. The colours are matched to the natural dyes of 18th century tartan specimens in the collection of The Scottish Tartans Authority.
The Scottish yarn is a blend of wool from the Cheviot and Romney Marsh sheep. The wool is sourced solely in Scotland, through British Wool’s Selkirk depot, giving it regional traceability to wool grown on our doorstep. This supports Lochcarron’s ethical and sustainable journey to using responsibly sourced wool, and in championing British and Scottish farmers.
King Charles lll has always been a strong advocate for wool. He has been a patron of the Campaign for Wool since its inception in 2010. This October marks another #WoolMonth, an annual campaign to celebrate and promote the use of wool and raise awareness of its many benefits through a range of activities and events.
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