samedi 7 janvier 2012

Scotland: The Scots require A.O.C. their Kilt.

  More and more European products (especially food and drinks) are protected against counterfeiting through recognition by the European Union. This is called "Designation of Origin (AOC)"
         According to an European, a bottle of champagne and more can make the name "champagne" if the drink is actually produced in the French region of the same name (there is a conflict on this issue with the village of Champagne in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland).
         Since 2008, the Scots want their Kilt enjoys the same protection. A manufacturer of Kilt from Edinburgh frustrated, Howie Nicholsby is enough to see in other countries as Scotland, copies of kilts sold as "genuine Scottish kilts."
         "They are horrible to see, so ugly. They look like dish towels,"
he said
         He wants only the hand-sewn kilts, made in Scotland with the wool from Scotland receive the name "Scottish Kilt" on the label.
         The kilt is a skirt stopping at the knee, with pleats at the back and cut the traditional tartan wool. It is worn with a wide leather belt with a brown or black loop, usually silver, is often decorated with interlaced or Clan Crest of the wearer.
         The sporran, hanging from the belt on the front of the kilt, compensates for the lack of pocket it. Made of leather or fur, it can resume the reasons for the belt buckle and the Sgian Dubh.
         It is worn by the men of the Scottish Highlands since the sixteenth century but also in Brittany, Normandy, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall and the Isle of Man.
         The Scots also have a simple answer to this question of what they wear under their kilts: "The future of Scotland ".

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