PAKISTANI kilt manufacturers
Posted 10 May 2008 - 09:39 AM
At one time they did make fine quality kilts for the various British military units, so obviously these had to be made to military specifications both in terms of quality and material. But, today most people equate the Pakistani kilts as those being of lesser quality than say, the Scottish or American made "tank". This is not said as a judgement of any individual desires or distributors merchandise.
Do the Pakistani's still make any of the more traditionally constructed kilts of fine quality and materials?
What of any links to the Taliban or other Islamic terror organizations?
How can we be assured that our dollars don't support the very organizations responsible for terrorism?
How many actual manufacturers actually produce kilts as opposed to be internet based "distributors"?
Aside from some broad brushed or emotional negations of the Paskistani kilt industry, it surely would be interesting to hear their input, rather than just receiving SPAM either here or by email.
Maybe the good people at Stillwater could educate us.
Posted 11 May 2008 - 12:09 AM
Posted 13 May 2008 - 07:35 AM
There are fewer and fewer professionally trained kiltmakers in Scotland. Because of companies like Gold Bros. which utilize their cheap Pakistani labor to mass produce kilts for sale on the Royal Mile, the traditional business of kiltmaking is dying. I see absolutely no reason to support this. At some point, convenience, thrift, and a lack of understanding could lead to the end of skilled handmade tartan/kilt creation as we know it today.
My tartans come from Scotland.
Posted 13 May 2008 - 08:03 AM
Posted 13 May 2008 - 10:36 AM
"Now if there is still some traditionally trained maker of fine kilts IN PAKISTAN, that would be fascinating news. But I doubt there are any."
I don't see any reason for Pakistanis to make traditional or "milspec" kilts because they are no longer warn in any great quantity and the British are out of Pakistan. So I suppose you and I are in agreement. We shouldn't hold our breath waiting for a quality Pakistani kilt maker to chime in.