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
  • Worldwide Shipping

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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!

For all orders £250 shipping is free.

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Paulene (Bristol, GB)
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WOW, I absolutely love this coat, it is so soft and versatile. The material is fantastic, fun and sooo… bright with options to play with the shape. I was a little apprehensive on ordering at first but no need to have been!
Thank you all at Prickly for making a beautiful sustainable coat that I will treasure and wear proudly!

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Angela O'Hare (Mansfield, GB)
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Fabulous dungarees, I love them. The pockets are deep and extremely useful. Comfortable and light. The asymmetric quirkiness matches me perfectly. Love the Earth Day tartan, hmmmm need a reddish pair now.
Service was brilliant. Always someone at the end of the phone with answers to all my questions. Updates all the time. Beautifully packaged and lovingly unwrapped.
I have already planned what I'm getting from the 4 x a year collection. Wish I could afford everything at once but taking on the Prickly Thistle philosophies and trying to not impulse buy in order to create my own "no need to wash" sustainable wardrobe!
Keep up the good work.

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Betsy Spada (Cortland, US)
Love this scarf and love Prickly Thistle.

I expected to love this scarf, and I do. The hand of it is buttery soft and the weave is wonderful. I have loved everything I have gotten from Prickly Thistle, and am proud to have been a rebel from the beginning. Thank you Clare and everyone at the mill.

Uniquely amazing

I love these dungarees so much! They are very comfortable, completely unique and an investment piece I shall be wearing for many many years to come. They came so beautifully boxed and from start to finish I felt valued as a customer. I was emailed throughout the process. Love the ethos and sustainability of this company.

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Rebecca Mason (Sheffield, GB)
Just stunning

I have recently purchased a pair of dungarees, I have to say that they are not cheap, but are most definitely worth every penny. The quality,the fit, and the design are amazingly different and they are absolutely a clothing item that will set you apart from crowds .
I was kept informed all the way from start to delivery, communications were spot on. One more point I want to make is how quickly and how beautifully packed my purchase was when they arrived.
Totally blown over - looking forward to putting in my next order
Thanks Pickly Thistle

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Alison (Malmesbury, GB)
Limited Edition Earth Day 2020 Dungarees

Wow, wow, wow. I just love my new dungarees. The fabric is beautiful and the design just brilliant. I had so many comments on wearing them out for the first time. Everyone wanted to know about Prickly...so I've told them. Fabulous fabric, kick ass design and all under a B-Corp banner. What's not to love. Thank you Prickly! I will definitely be adding to my sustainable wardrobe later in the year.

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LAURA GREN (Dumbarton, GB)
Beautiful Garment

Ordered the Dennis Scarf for a Christmas gift. Beautifully packaged, exquisite quality and personalised service! I’m sure this will be the first of many pieces! ❤️🖤❤️🖤

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Margaret (Perth) (Perth, GB)

Bought the Rebel Washboard as a Christmas gift. Tempted to keep it as it is so well made and designed - just perfect.

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Nicola Lowe (Carlisle, GB)
Rebel Washboard

Bought this after seeing the fabulous Miriam Margoles and Alan Cumming in their road trip in Scotland. What a fantastic enterprise, new immediately that my husband would love this quirky ‘cheese board’ to have alongside his whisky. Arrived obviously packed with care. Have recommended this site to family and friends .

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Johnathan Bennett (Broken Arrow, US)
Great scarf, worth every penny.

Super soft and very warm. Love pickle thistle.

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Judith Neely. (Bonita Springs, US)
Awesome

Everything I have purchased has been uniquely fabulous!! I will be purchasing again soon Thanks for your incredible product!!! Appreciatively. Judy.

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Ginny Hansen (Ocala, US)
Live edge Elm woodblock

I adore this piece as I adore everything I have purchased for Prickly Thistle. This Elm woodblock is exquisite. You can see and feel the quality and love which has gone into it. I love the shop’s philosophy as well as their products. The wood block is so beautiful, I keep it displayed on a kitchen countertop. Far too pretty for life in a cupboard! For me it’s a win/win. Thank you, Clare and fellow Rebels!! Keep up the brilliant work! xx 💙🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿💙

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Joyce Mackey (Lindisfarne, AU)
Super, Superior Quality

Absolutely beautiful Highland 14 Blanket Scarf, stunning colours, very well packed and promptly posted.
Would recommend this site, so many interesting items with a touch of difference.

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Karen Johnston-Davis (Burlington, CA)
My first purchase won't be my last!

I absolutely love my scarf! I actually bought the Dennis 'Class-ic' Scarf as my first ever purchase for sentimental reasons. The character, Dennis, wore a distinctive red and black jersey in the children's comic "The Beano” published by DC Thomson, of Dundee, Scotland - my hometown. I have fond memories of my Gran buying the comic magazine for me and I always looked forward to the Christmas “annual”/book when I was young living in Scotland.
After ordering, my scarf arrived promptly and so beautifully packaged, along with a lovely personal thank you note and shiny kilt pin. It is just gorgeous - bright, light, yet so soft and cosy - and I can wear it in so many different ways - dressed-up or casually ( e.g., loosely draped around my neck, tied with a loop, and draped across my shoulders and tied with the kilt pin). I love the versatility of one piece of beautiful fabric.
Wearing my scarf feels like a warm hug from home here in Canada. I look forward to buying more tartan creations from Clare and her fantastic team that I can pass on to my children.

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Nadra Assaf (Harrow, GB)
One of the highlights of my past few years

Being a supporter and believer in the mission and Vision of the Prickly Thistle Shop has been a high point in my life these last few years. I have loved every item I purchased and absolutely adore the manner in which things are packaged and sent. I reuse every piece of the packaging from paper to Ribbon! I also love the environmental aspect of how PT is managed. Thanks to Claire and all the Rebels for making our planet a little brighter, safer and more Colorful.