Non woolen kilt

Thomas G. Mungall III

Message 3642 · 18 Feb 1996 21:32:16 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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Ok not to fear! There are several kilt makers in of all places Pakistan!
They make Heavy cotton kilts and are not that uncommon in pipe bands in
real hot climes. Try Geoffrey Enterprises, Railway Road, Sialkot, Pakistan.
WARNING! From my experience all the Pakistan suppliers tend to make their
kilts SMALL! Order larger than you would from any other supplier. And
another thing they take FOREVER! 9 months to a year is not uncommon! The
supplier I mentioned above has given our pipe band good service in the past.
I always worry about the child labor thing. :(
Be sure to ask for a catalog and a sample of the cotton tartan fabric.

I have seen acrylic and wool poly blends in the fabric stores in tartan
and bumbee which might work. Not many people are *really* allergic to
wool they just find it uncomfortable and scratchy. If this is the case
they might find saxony tartan fabric more comfortable kinda like a baby
blanket. Much softer than hard worsted. It will wrinkle and muss but the
trade off in comfort for some folk is worth it! :)

A kilt can be lined with satin or cotton and he could use non-wool soccer
socks too. There are several solutions to the allergy/itchy wool thing
including wearing cotton tartan trousers!
Tom Mungall

On Sun, 18 Feb 1996, Hansmartin Zeuner wrote:

>
> A member of our group in Dortmund cannot wear a kilt
> because he is allergic to wool. Are there any suppliers
> of kilts made from different fabric (preferably non
> synthetic) ?
>
> Thanks very much for any information !
>
> Hansmartin Zeuner
> xxx@xxxxx.xxxxxxxxxx.xxx-xxxxxxxx.xx
>
>

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