Tartan Fabric

We have hundreds of different Tartans available to purchase, whether you would like to make your own kilt, mini-sash, handkerchiefs, ribbons or even use for scrapbooking. 

We supply four weights, each suitable for different uses.

The range of prices given for the Reiver, Braeriach and Strome fabrics reflect the demand for the tartans. There are two price catagories; Standard and Select. Standard tartans are the most popular while the Select tartans are in less demand. The price difference reflects the economies of scale. Finally, there is a general trend over time for Select Tartans to move into the Standard Tartan catagory as they become more popular.

Springweight Plain Weave 8 oz

This is a very lightweight plainweave fabric suitable for applications where a twill weave would be too bulky 

This fabric is 150cm/59” wide and weighs 240 gms per linear metre or 7/8 oz per linear yard.

The Springweight fabric is available in 205 tartans.

Please call for a list of the tartans available.

Price: NZD $95 per metre

 

Reiver Twill Weave, Light Weight Tartan Fabric

This is a proper twill weave tartan suitable for neckties, ladies’ skirts, waistcoats and other lightweight clothing. It has a smaller sett size (the size of the checks) than the heavier weight fabrics. It can also be used for men’s tartan trousers if the knees are linded to prevent stretching.  We do not recommend it for kilts.

This fabric is 150cm/59” wide and weighs 335 gms per linear metre or 10 oz per linear yard.

It is available in 500 tartans. Of these, 99 are Standard Tartans whil the remaining 401 are Select Tartans. 

Price: 
Standard Tartans: NZD $104 per metre
Select Tartans: NZD $116 per metre

 

Braeriach Twill Weave, Medium Weight Tartan Fabric

This is a supurb medium weight fabric designed for men’s kilts. It also works very well for men’s jackets and tartan trousers.

This fabric is 138cm/54” wide and weighs 415 gms per linear metre or 13 oz per linear yard.

It is available in over 220 tartans. Of these, 157 are Standard Tartans while 57 are Select Tartans. 

 If you cannot find the tartan you seek in Braeriach, then please check the Strome tartans below

Price: 
Standard Tartans: NZD $121 per metre
Select Tartans: NZD $128 per metre

 

Strome Twill Weave, Heavyweight Tartan Fabric

This is a premier heavy weight fabric for men’s kilts. It is very highly regarded by professional kiltmakers as perhaps the finest kilt fabric produced today. It is also supurb for use in upholstery due to its excellent wearing qualities and drape.

This fabric is 138cm/54” wide and weighs 500 gms per linear metre or 16 oz per linear yard.

Over 580 tartans are available in this range. Of these, 59 are Standard Tartans while 490 are Select Tartans.

Price: 
Standard Tartans: NZD $129 per metre
Select Tartans: NZD $178 per metre

 

We also have a wide range of tartan fabric in stock. Most pieces are off cuts, which are ideal to use as ribbons, handkerchiefs, scrapbooking material etc. We also have larger off cuts available, which can be bought per metre.

For enquiries regarding tartan availability and prices of offcuts, don't hestitate to contact us: kintailhousenz@gmail.com