Some people who have looked us up have found that a tartan comes up in their search as well and sometimes find it perplexing. So I suppose an explanation is in order.
Throughout human history when woven cloth was made it was heavily influenced by the land and culture that arose from it, giving it a distinct pattern that came to be associated with the region people were from. Tartans have their origin in weaves consisting of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colours. These kinds of weaving patterns were found in cultures throughout the Eurasian continent, each region developing certain colors and patterns according to the weavers preferences and resources available, having no direct associations with clans. Tartan as we know it today, is not thought to have existed in Scotland before the 16th century. It was only in the mid-19th century that they were created and artificially associated with Scottish clans, families, or institutions who were (or wished to be seen as) associated in some way with a Scottish heritage. Today tartans are worn worldwide representing many different groups of people.
Those who wear it would show and be reminded of how we are all citizens of the cosmos; that this planet, earth, is home to us all; and because this is everyone’s home we should always be respectful of our interconnections with one another. In other words, it is a woven cloth representing the region of Earth.