VIROHAZARD ...the tartan

The tartan was created to be a wearable public health warning… which will also help raise funds to support NHS Scotland during the Coronavirus pandemic.


Be Aware (Virohazard) tartan by Steven Patrick Sim, the Tartan Artisan


Created by Steven Patrick Sim, the tartan was inspired by his increasing anxieties over the unfolding health crisis.


Steven Patrick Sim Virohazard Tartan - Be Aware


Virohazard - the tartan BE AWARE - by Steven Patrick Sim - the Tartan Artisan 

Influenced by the universal warning colours of yellow and black, with red representing the virus, the tartan was created to act as a vivid reminder to be aware of the dangers of the coronavirus, and in doing so instil - in both wearer and observer - a high state of mindfulness, not only for each others own health, but also for the most vulnerable and at risk in our neighbourhood and communities.

The tartan was created to strongly encourage vigilance as the disease spreads, and it also aims to promote the importance of health hygiene and precautions provided by the Scottish Government and health professionals.

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Most significantly, the black in the tartan is a mark of respect to remember those sadly lost to the virus.

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The designer hopes the tartan will be received positively, with 60% of proceeds from each scarf sale being donated to NHS Scotland to help support them as they provide health care and life saving support to the Scottish public during the pandemic.

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A polar fleece scarf has just been produced to start the fund raising process.


Polar Fleece Scarf - Be Aware (Virohazard) - by Steven Patrick Sim, the Tartan Artisan


An application to register the tartan has been officially filed with the Scottish Register of Tartans, Edinburgh, maintained by the National Records of Scotland, an executive agency of the Scottish Government.

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Please get in touch using the Contact form if you have any enquiries:

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PLEASE UNDERSTAND why I created the Virohazard tartan! can read about that here

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See the Polar Fleece Scarves here...

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