NTS - SOS - The Hands of The Future Fabric
NTS - SOS - The Hands of The Future Fabric
NTS - SOS - The Hands of The Future Fabric
NTS - SOS - The Hands of The Future Fabric
NTS - SOS - The Hands of The Future Fabric
NTS - SOS - The Hands of The Future Fabric
NTS - SOS - The Hands of The Future Fabric
NTS - SOS - The Hands of The Future Fabric

NTS - SOS - The Hands of The Future Fabric

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With only ever 1,010 metres being woven of this unique tartan, you will indeed have heritage in your hands.  Each metre comes with a limited edition label and a copy of the official tartan registration certificate that confirms it's entry into the National Records of Scotland.

The Hands of The Future fabric has been designed using deep red and strong black colours associated with the modern developments and processes within textile dyes over the centuries.  Red in the world of tartan textiles was symbolic of global trade and new world imports, it was the future.  Specifically for this appeal, the red for us also signifies the passion deep inside you to protect what you care about.  The sett of this design is also mirrored in - The Hands of the Past tartan.  Where the threadcount incorporates the date in history this fabric has been revealed to the world, the 31st July 2020. 

This fabric by the metre is currently being woven at our mill, with all orders being despatched within the next 6-12 weeks.  Please do watch out on our social media channels for all behind the scenes images as we create history together. 

This fabric is a medium weight worsted wool fabric, a perfectly versatile quality for all sorts of making projects but also a quality that will last for decades to come!  

Fabric width 1.35m. 

Woven at our mill in the Scottish Highlands by tartan rebels.
Each fabric by the metre is cut by hand by our artisan makers.

As part of this project we would like to share your name and email address with The National Trust for Scotland so that they may invite you to subscribe to their charity newsletters.  You can find our more about how they process personal data by reviewing their privacy policies here.  Please indicate your consent to share this data with The National Trust for Scotland by ticking the 'Keep me up to date on news and exclusive offers' box at checkout.

To discover more about the National Trust for Scotland and be the first to hear their news, sign up to their e-newsletter at https://www.nts.org.uk/love-to-stay-in-touch

If you need any help with working out your sizes, then check out our Measure Me Size Guide

See Clare, the founder of Prickly Thistle, share more about the collections, how you can build your very own garment, what the design features are and why making clothing on a made to measure basis is making a better future for us all (and looking very rebel bad-ass!)

  • 1st & ONLY B Corp Mill in Scotland
  • Planet Loving Natural Fibres
  • Zero Waste For Life Design
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Customer Reviews

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Mary Markwalter (Mason City, US)
Hands of the Future Fabric

The fabric looks and feels exquisite. Everything that I have purchased from the Prickly Thistle is of the highest quality. I very much agree with the Prickly Thistle philosophy of preserving heritage through craftmanship and stewardship.

Hey Mary, awww thank you so much for such an amazing review, reading reviews like this keeps us going for sure :) x

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Michelle (Webster, US)
Fabulous fabric

I ordered this to support the National Trust of Scotland. The weave is delicate but study at the same time. The colors are vibrant. I hope to make my own skirt from the fabric.

Hey Michelle, we cannot wait to see your skirt one day! Thank you for supporting us and the NTS with your order! x

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Diane Black Datoo (Sydney, AU)
Couldn't Resist

Loved the muted shades fabric so I thought of this one for a full length pleated wrap skirt in a kilt style. The weave produced on the heritage looms are wonderful. The feel of the fabric, the drape, the red colours which are vibrant but not gawdy. It was a joy working with these fabrics. Secretly hoping Prickly produce more tartan sold in metres

Hey Diane, so pleased you loved the Hands of the Future tartan also! You have been busy making lots of amazing things and so pleased you love the quality of the fabric we create right here in the Highland region of Scotland x

For all of our made to order items we can usually have your made to order and measure clothing to you within 2 weeks, when our fabric stores have your fabric on the roll.

For all items ordered as part of the 4 X A Year Club, we can have your clothing to you from as early as 2 weeks or it may be up to 8-10 weeks if we need more fabric. As we are weavers, its super handy right! No waiting months and months for items to pass around various factories, we do it all under one roof.

There is loads of cool things you can do and do not need to do when you wear natural fibre clothing! For the full low down on all this caring, checkout our guide and for more info on worn wear repairs, here is some tricks of the trade!.

You can also read more about our No Wash Club Rules here, try it!

Read more about our transparent pricing and processes here.

It is something the 'fashion' world in particular is really bad at.... but we are bad-ass so nothing to hide under this piece of tartan, nothing bad but maybe an ass!

We want to help be part of the solution that drives regenerative change. Buying less, loving more, paying ethical prices and feeling awesome is what we are all about.

To do that, we have these yes we give a sh#t options for you!

1. Our 4 X A Year Pre Order

2. Lay-Away or Partial-ly Plans

3. Become a VIR

We offer worldwide fully tracked shipping to all customers. Your clothes will be sent to you in our bad-ass compostable shippers. There is also some surprises in their too, like our tartan rebellion organic tote, free with every order!

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
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Mary Markwalter (Mason City, US)
Hands of the Future Fabric

The fabric looks and feels exquisite. Everything that I have purchased from the Prickly Thistle is of the highest quality. I very much agree with the Prickly Thistle philosophy of preserving heritage through craftmanship and stewardship.

Hey Mary, awww thank you so much for such an amazing review, reading reviews like this keeps us going for sure :) x

M
Michelle (Webster, US)
Fabulous fabric

I ordered this to support the National Trust of Scotland. The weave is delicate but study at the same time. The colors are vibrant. I hope to make my own skirt from the fabric.

Hey Michelle, we cannot wait to see your skirt one day! Thank you for supporting us and the NTS with your order! x

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Diane Black Datoo (Sydney, AU)
Couldn't Resist

Loved the muted shades fabric so I thought of this one for a full length pleated wrap skirt in a kilt style. The weave produced on the heritage looms are wonderful. The feel of the fabric, the drape, the red colours which are vibrant but not gawdy. It was a joy working with these fabrics. Secretly hoping Prickly produce more tartan sold in metres

Hey Diane, so pleased you loved the Hands of the Future tartan also! You have been busy making lots of amazing things and so pleased you love the quality of the fabric we create right here in the Highland region of Scotland x