The HALO’s very own tartan has been through a weaving mill for the very first time.
Using the best quality 100% pure new wool yarn sourced through dedicated yarn merchants, tartan specialists Ingles Buchan mill in Selkirk has exclusively weaved their fabrics into the HALO tartan.
Ingles Buchan creates tartans for a wide range of industries, including traditional Scottish retail, corporate branding and promotion, tourism, clans, castles, dance and the film Industry with one of their most successful recent projects being the design and production of tartan featured in the globally successful TV show, Outlander.
The specially commissioned HALO tartan was designed by Ayrshire College student Graham Bone who won a competition to design and produce his very own tartan.
Graeme’s cutting edge but traditional design wowed Marie Macklin CBE, the HALO’s Founder and Executive Chair, and he met with Robin Hagman of Zostro Digital to match the colours in his design against exact shades of yarn which were then shared with Ingles and Buchan’s mill.
Part of the HALO’S vision is to create a lifestyle and apparel brand that highlights the passion, creativity and cutting edge ethos of Marie Macklin’s vision for the HALO. The brands are designed to appeal to the young and the young at heart. To the rule breakers, the rock stars and the underdogs.
Marie Macklin CBE said: “When I first saw Graeme’s design I was extremely impressed but having it become a reality and seeing it woven is unbelievable and really does bring the HALO tartan to life.
“I am so happy for Graeme and he should be really proud of this amazing tartan which strikes the perfect balance between being traditional, inspired by the HALO’s Scottish heritage, and innovative, pushing the boundaries of modern thinking and design.
“I would like to thank the team at Ingles Buchanan and also Robin at Zostro for supporting Graeme throughout the design process – the HALO tartan is fabulous.”
You can watch the HALO tartan being woven here.