Meet the Sponsor - Alt.Kilts

As you have probably surmised, with all the sponsors I've introduced you to so far, I have chosen them for both the outstanding quality and craftsmanship that goes into their work, as well as an interesting back story to go along with it.

When Regina Davan approached me about advertising her business, Alt.Kilt on DudeCraft, I was immediately taken by the idea. First, because kilts are cool and second, because Regina obviously has a burning passion for her work. As you'll see in her story, she's the kind of person who goes the extra mile (or two) to make a customer happy and takes pride in being involved in every step of the process. She also has a big heart, and I'm a fan of people with big hearts. Welcome, Regina!

Here's her story in her own words:

"Building kilts for a career was never in my game plan but a lot of things can conspire to put you someplace unexpected. That being said, I love my work.

I had gone back to college as an adult single mom with two young kids to study biology with a focus on mycology. During my second semester of college, my two year-old son was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. I  had to stay in school to keep our insurance but had to have classes that I could handle around his chemo, so I dove into theater and found a passion in Costume Technology. I started the kilt path on a lark, with someone asking me to make them a kilt based on a popular company's product and after I deconstructed their style, I quickly found my own. I made changes to make it my own product and put the word out.

There was this huge demand - a gap to fill in a tiny market and I dove in (without really knowing what I was doing or getting in to). Some companies charge more based on size - I decided right away not to do that because it felt like discrimination. Most kilt places have about 4-5 standard designs and offer them in 2-3 fabrics at any time. I decided to offer anything I could think of and everything my customers could dream up. Other places use a standard fit ratio and will not deviate from it (happens when you are making hundreds of kilts in factories). I decided to make kilts that fit every body shape that came along.  What I really decided that Alt.Kilt would do... was to never say no.


I launched big with my art kilts - specifically my Steampunk kilts and have been going strong since then. I make all my kilts every step of the way - from washing the fabric to sewing on the buttons and it never gets old. One at a time, I get to focus on the individual order and make something unique for my customer.  My art kilts are my passion - something truly one of a kind - with hand painted distress-work and hardware. Alt.Kilt is the only kilt company out there that makes custom handmade contemporary kilts - and we have shipped almost 175 kilts worldwide this year alone.

On a related note, September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month and I just launched our new Kilted for Kids' Cancer Campaign. This is our long term dedication to give back to an organization that helped our family through the painfulness of Leukemia treatment - Give Kid's The World Village. For the rest of the month, as we pay it forward, Alt.Kilt is giving away free custom kid kilts! We are accepting donations as well, but *none* is required to get a free kilt. More information here."

Welcome to the neighborhood, Alt.Kilt! Glad to have you here!


  1. Regina's story put a lump in my throat and a smile on my face. Thanks for introducing such wonderful people to us.

  2. Pat - You're welcome. I passed this comment on to Jeanie.

  3. Does it really exist in the movie or something that has been source code from a fantastic video game? I just can stop asking because the made kilt costume was extremely great and wonderful! Thumbs up for the creator and designer.