Worlds most expensive ”champagne” tartan rolls from Scots mill

September 14th, 2008 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Sept 14 (ANI): One of the world’’s most expensive tartans is about to roll off the production line at a Scottish mill.

Woven from 100 percent pure Mongolian cashmere, the fabric will be used to produce a number of items including a kilt costing about 5,000 pounds.

The tartan has been designed by Peebles company Holland and Sherry to celebrate 172 years of operation in the town, reports the Scotsman.

Sales and marketing director Malcolm Campbell described it as a “champagne fabric rather than a bottle of beer”.

It will be unveiled at November’’s Dressed to Kilt fashion show in New York, modelled by Sir Sean Connery and Ewan McGregor.

Brian Wilton, director of the Scottish Tartan Authority, said it “accentuates the traditional high quality image of Scottish Highland dress which sadly has been dragged down to the gutter by many shops in the likes of Edinburgh’’s Royal Mile and Princes Street selling cheap imports”. (ANI)

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