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Tartan Details - Bean of Freeport Hunting

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "Bean of Freeport Hunting" tartan is shown below. 

Reference: 11968
Designer: Kinloch Anderson Ltd
Tartan date: 13/10/2017
Registration date: 2 November 2017
Category: Corporate
Restrictions: Yes. Exclusively designed by Kinloch Anderson for L.L. Bean Ltd. Restricted availability, please contact Kinloch Anderson regarding use.
Only to be woven by supplier commissioned by Kinloch Anderson

Registration notes: The original ‘Bean of Freeport’ tartan was registered in 1988 for L.L.Bean Inc, Freeport, Maine, USA, who are outdoor sporting specialists, to commemorate their 75th Anniversary. This Bean of Freeport ‘Hunting’ tartan, has been designed as part of a collection in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the original Bean of Freeport Tartan. Following a similar Sett to the original, however this has been simplified to a modern design. The colours have been kept in keeping with the original ‘Bean of Freeport’ tartan, with a strong emphasis to the rich dark green representing the outdoors for which L.L.Bean is known for, this colour is also known as ‘Bean Green’ and is used in their logo. The strong blue element, highlights the LL Bean association with sports enjoyed on the lakes, rivers and oceans of Maine. Black and red pay homage to their heritage and original tartan. Whilst the Yellow commemorates the founder L.L.Bean himself and his original ‘Bean Boot’ design with its distinctive yellow laces still made in Maine-one pair at a time-by expert craftspeople.
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