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Get Glad to be Plaid: Tartan plaid gear available at CSU Bookstore for Homecoming

October 9, 2013

Colorado State University's first merchandise in the new, official tartan plaid is unveiled at the Colorado State University Bookstore today, just in time for Homecoming weekend.

Tartan items at the bookstoreCSU Homecoming and Family Weekend starts October 10.

The first official CSU plaid items – coffee mugs, phone accessories, sweatshirts and shirts – will be on shelves, allowing Rams to celebrate Homecoming with the newest CSU tradition.

“Rams Timeless Tartan” is a tartan plaid designed by a student in the university’s branded colors and selected by Rams everywhere as the university’s official plaid. The design was created by interior design student Ajay Li during a contest to develop the official pattern. The CSU bookstore is developing and licensing official tartan merchandise. The university’s official tartan also is registered in Scotland in the Scottish Register of Tartans and the United States.

Tartan merchandise also is available online through the CSU Bookstore.

Revenue benefits students

A portion of the revenue from sales of the CSU Official Tartan products from the CSU Bookstore will support the Department of Design and Merchandising and university student programs and services.  The CSU Department of Athletics is sharing a portion of the licensing revenue on licensed CSU Official Products with the Department of Design and Merchandising as well.

A tartan is traditionally known as plaid patterns worn in Scotland, often as a kilt or sash slung over the shoulder. Hundreds of years ago, Scottish warriors and their clans were identified by the specific pattern or patterns of plaid they wore.

The Department of Design and Merchandising is part of the College of Health and Human Sciences, formerly the College of Applied Human Sciences.


Contact: Dell Rae Moellenberg
E-mail: DellRae.Moellenberg@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-6009