Scottish Clothing for the Whole Family


Tartanista was created in 2005, when John Fried needed a kilt for a wedding. Finding nothing affordable, he realised that there was a gap in the market. John started the business with a small number of Royal Stewart kilts. Soon other tartans, sporrans and belts were added at his customers’ requests.

At the outset, stock was stored in the attic of his home and packed at the kitchen table. John was not popular with the queue behind him at the small local post office every day.

By 2007, the kitchen table was outgrown and the post office queue was starting to get menacing, so new premises were found in Finchley, London, and a postal collection set up.

Fast forward two years and the warehouse was bursting at the seams, staff numbers were increasing and squeezing more stock onto the shelves was proving problematic. So once again, Tartanista was on the move.

Our current warehouse is ideal in terms of both storage space and logistics, with the added bonus of a separate kitchen to satisfy our frequent beverage needs.

We’re always looking for new Scottish items to add to our roster, so if you have any ideas, please send an email to:

Company registered name:

Fresh Frontiers Limited

Company registration/organisation number:


Date of registration:

22nd March 2011

Company registered address: 

Unit D, Coppetts Center

North Circular Road

London, UK

N12 0SH