About Us

With over 30 years of kilt making and Highlandwear experience, Granite City Highlandwear have the expertise and experience to help you get the best ex-hire kilt available

The quality of a kilt lies in the depth of the pleat. In addition to matching the pattern, the kilt must follow the contours of the body so that when it is worn it hangs straight with no sagging at the back.

Once pleated, the cloth is then hand-sewn, then the extra cloth at the back is cut away.

Binding is put on to strengthen the structure, then heavy canvas, and extra strengthening is stitched round areas of strain where the belt and buckle are.

The straps are stitched on by hand, and a black lining and quality buckles are added. The fringing down the front edge is usually double but can be triple.

Medium Weight Kilt

A crisper handling medium weight kilt fabric, a speciality for kilt hire or traditional trews or for a more casual approach to kilts. Available in a collection of over 200 stock supported tartans we aim to ensure all are in stock or in the process of being made to replenish stocks.

Fabric Details:

  • Composition: 100% Pure New Wool
  • Weight: 400/410gms per metre (13oz per linear yard)
  • Width: 140cm (54”)
  • Care Instructions: Dry or Steam Clean Only

Heavy Weight Kilt (The Classic Kilt Fabric)

Our heavy weight kilt fabric is firm and durable, has an excellent swing and it is ideal for kilts and has also been used to great effect in many other applications. Considered by many to be the premium kilt fabric, it is available in a collection of over 500 stock supported tartans. We aim to ensure all are in stock or in the process of being made to replenish stocks.

Fabric Details:

  • Composition: 100% Pure New Wool
  • Weight: 490/500gms per metre (16oz per linear yard)
  • Width: 140cm (54”)
  • Care Instructions: Dry or Steam Clean Only.

For more information about the weight and quality of a kilt, please speak to the team at Granite City Highlandwear today