History of Plaid

  • Jul 5, 2023

Plaid is a typical pattern that is found in many products and clothes. Our main question for you is, do you know the history behind plaid? If not, here's a quick rundown of this popular pattern.

The pattern emerged in Scotland sometime in the 1700s. Back then, it was initially called tartan. Weavers would use woven cloths dyed with whatever materials were readily available in its construction. They would often use vegetables in this process. Tartan eventually had political significance as specific colors were associated with clans or families in Scotland.

The pattern was later renamed to plaid by manufacturers as it became made for widespread use with no significant ties to location.

In 1970, the pattern surged in popularity within the fashion industry, especially among punk rock fans. Today, it is commonly used in fashion, interior design and home decor.

Many people love plaid because it is versatile and has various textures and colors.

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