Commonly associated with elegance, tartan is perhaps one of the most refined and versatile patterns we love to work with. At Liebre Style, we turn to tartans again and again, featuring different variants of the print in our shoe and bag collection.
The print’s origins goes back to the 14th century Scottish highlands, where families would create unique linear patterns to distinguish from each other.
Tartan’s history tells a story about identity and heritage, that infuses each of Liebre’s tartan designs with its unique distinguished personality.
Made in Scotland
The tartans featured in our Liebre collection are proudly made in the Scottish borders by the world’s leading manufacturers of tartan, Lochcarron of Scotland.
The mill has a heritage dating back to 1892 and can be visited today to learn more about the complex process of designing and making this amazing cloth.
It is believed that tartans originated in the highlands of Scotland in the 1600s. People in clans used natural resources to dye the wool including plants and berries. Each different type of tartan would represent a clan from each geographic area.
Tartan is used to make a variety of traditional Scottish items including the famous traditional Scottish kilt. Liebre style is pioneer in using this materials as inspirations to design unique shoes and bags.
The cloth was almost lost to history after The Dress Act imposed in 1746 made it illegal to wear tartans. Luckily the tradition survived thanks to the support of the British King a century later.
All the tartans in our Liebre collection are made in quality wool which was dyed, warped and weaved by skilled craftsmen and women in the Scottish borders.
Wool is very resilient and naturally resistant to wear and dirt, so your Liebre shoe or bag requires minimal care.