Glasgow-based company Slanj Kilts registered the world’s first vegan tartan fabric with The Scottish Registry of Tartans last month. The fabric will be made from a specially developed polyester viscose material and used to create different items, including vegan kilts, which are expected to be available for purchase in August. “We are just trying to increase awareness of the positive effects of vegan living. The idea for the kilt was born from the increasing demand for a traditional kilt abstinent from animal product,” Slanj Kilts co-founder Brian Halley said. “We have also designed a brand new tartan for the kilt to celebrate and marry Scottish Tradition with vegan living. The vibrant tartan encompasses earthly inspired colors and is unique in that every color is exactly the same width. This symmetry and the equal representation of colors indicate the importance of balance in life.” The fabric is priced at £40 ($50) per meter and two formats of kilts will be available: a six-yard “casual” style for £200 ($250) and an eight-yard traditional version for £350 ($438).
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