Fashion always bucks the trend and keeps coming back. Be it polka dots of fifties or flared jeans of seventies, it is not surprising to see fashion houses and fashion aficionados revisit and revive the fashion from yester-years. Like the polka dots, satin trousers, flare denims, leggings, tartan fabric is also once again cynosure of all eyes for all the right reasons.
Tartan has always been an integral part of Scottish culture and it is a national identification mark of Scotland. With Scottish people dispersed all around the world, popularity of tartan has increased manifold. The influence of Scotland on world’s fashion industry can be understood by the fact that tartan is regaining its popularity. With some 30 million people worldwide of Scots descent of which 11 million are in the United States, 4.5 million in Canada and nearly 6 million in Australia and New Zealand, the Scottish influence on fabric patterns are understandable.
Nevertheless, tartan, which is arguably the best-known cloth in the world, is not peculiar to Scotland anymore. In many parts of the world, apart from Scotland, tartan is worn by