Fashion Tartan

Fashion tartan apparel window display

The Meaning Behind the Tartan Design

The Tartan apparel was developed as a project of the UIW Fashion Design Program. It is based on the school colors and represents the history of the University of the Incarnate Word. The tartan depicts the UIW colors of red and black, and the three white lines interwoven into the pattern represent the three sisters who in 1869 founded the congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, which still sponsors UIW today.

Scholarship Fund

Proceeds from the sales of tartan items are being placed in an account to create a scholarship for the Fashion Management Department.

History of UIW

In 1869, San Antonio, Texas, suffered a cholera outbreak. In response to San Antonio's need for assistance, The Catholic Bishop of Texas, Claude M. Dubuis sent three French nuns, Sister Madeleine Chollet, Sister Pierre Cinquin, and Sister Agnes Buisson. They set up San Antonio's first hospital which is now called Santa Rosa. The building of the hospital led to an orphanage, which led to establishing a school in 1893. That school would later become what is now the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) founded in 1996.

How to Order

Items may be purchased using this link for online checkout. Contact Stacey Henry to pick up your item.

Stacey Henry
JB Office Suite 2nd Floor
(210) 829-3141
shenry@uiwtx.edu