Georgia's Official Registered Tartan
UGA alumnus Walter Estes donated to the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences a Tartan design he had developed using UGA’s colors. The college proceeded to secure official recognition by the Scottish Register of Tartans, an executive agency of the Scottish Government and the national repository of all tartan designs. . The FACS Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors has the assignment of getting products sourced with the tartan design.
A student committee will determine the best products to develop out of the UGA tartan design. The student committee in 2012 is composed of Haley Haskins, Olivia Barrett, Emilie Tollison, Anne Sanford, Katherine Protopapadakas, Alexandra Cohen, and Ashley Long. Their faculty advisor is Mr. Charles Gilbert,
They chose a neck tie for men and a silk scarf for the ladies. The ties (see picture), made in the USA, were delivered in the mid fall and are available in the bookstore or on line at Collegiate Tartan Apparel. Two neck ties were presented to a couple of key individuals that you may recognize around campus. The scarf will be available during spring semester. Other products are being evaluated by the student committee and will be available soon. Please keep checking the web site.
Tartans, originally a woolen plaid, have a long history in the Scottish highlands. Tartan is one of the patterns known as plaid in North America, but in Scotland, a plaid is a tartan cloth slung over the shoulder, or a blanket. Originally worn as a kilt or shawl the distinctive tartan designs represented a Scottish clan.Today, tartans are made in many manufactured fibers as well as wool (AF Encyclopedia of Textiles, 1972; Fairchild’s Dictionary of Textiles, 1996).
You may have received a Holiday Card (see in picture)from UGA which incorporated our design as a background to the beautiful snow scene of the arch.
The College of Family and Consumer Sciences receives the royalties on all products using this design and will use those royalties to support scholarships and other programs to benefit the students.
To purchase products visit the University of Georgia bookstore.