“Let every man wear his (Hawick) tartan!”
- Sir Walter Scott -
There may not be a tartan designed specifically with you in mind, but with its origins firmly rooted in Scottish Border soil, the Hawick Tartan has been designed to encompass all that represents the past and the present of this ancient Border town, its men, women and children, and its long history of beautifully made textiles. This is a tartan for every Teri!
Originally launched in 1996, the Hawick Tartan was designed by Robin Deas. Twenty one years later, along with business partner James Sugden, Robin re-launched this beautiful tartan for all to see, wear, and enjoy.
Created to incorporate 7 colours (first modern machine production of a seven colour tartan), each of which depicts a piece of Hawick's historical or current day attributes, this fabric tells the proud story of the town and its people. These colours are Royal Blue & Gold from the 1514 flag, Field Green of Hawick Rugby Club, Navy & White for Hawick High School, Red to represent the bloody Battle of Flodden in 1513, and the Dark Green base of the Douglas Tartan to recognise the towns historical connection with the clan.