Poly/Viscose Tartan (Medium Weight)
Once associated with Paul Bunyan and lumberjacks, it became the unofficial plaid of Christmas. Although the name buffalo plaid might trick you into thinking it’s an American invention, do a little digging and you’ll find that the buffalo plaid is actually the MacGregor Red and Black pattern. In Scotland, the pattern is associated with the folk hero Rob Roy MacGregor and the pattern there is often referred to simply as the Rob Roy.
Our Medium Weight Poly Viscose Tartan is hypoallergenic, durable, and affordable. Whether you are allergic to wool, or just want a great looking tartan for cheap, a synthetic blend is a great way to go! Our Poly/Viscose Tartan is hard wearing, washable, and cool to wear. To the untrained eye, it is nearly indistinguishable from expensive 100% wool tartan.
What are its disadvantages? Only that there are just 70 tartans available in this fabulous blend!
Because it is cut from the roll and shipped from the UK just for you, tartan yardage is not returnable, so please order a swatch first if you are unsure.
Twill weave, 60 inches wide. Woven from a 65/35 blend of polyester and viscose.
Note – this tartan does not have kilting selvages, so a hem will be required for kiltmaking.
In general, delivery time is only 3-4 weeks. Occasionally we’ll need to wait for a new batch of cloth to be woven. In this case it can take up to 12 weeks for delivery. If your order is going to be delayed, we’ll let you know!