About Us

When you find something you are passionate about, your life’s work doesn’t end up being work.

At The Celtic Croft, we are passionate about all things Celtic. What started in 1995 as a way to sell bagpipes has grown into a thriving business today. We are family-owned and operated and proud of it. 

Our motto is “From Our Family to Yours,” and we look for ways to prove that in all we do. From our custom-made kilts and tartan to our jewelry and other handcrafted products, everything we offer is selected by us for its quality and durability.

When you support our family business, you aren’t just supporting The Celtic Croft family. The vast majority of our suppliers are family-owned businesses, from the farmers who shear the sheep to the company that dyes the wool, to the weavers and the kilt-makers. 

When we say family business, we don’t mean only by blood.  Many people are essential to our operations. They are family in every sense of the word, just without the name.

Steve is our do-everything customer service guy. He’s been an integral part of the operation since 2006. To our kids, he’s Uncle Steve. To you, he is the guy who gets things done. Ira has been here since 2018, as well, and we are thankful.

Because we love what we do, we don’t just sell Celtic clothing and accessories. We attend Highland Games and festivals all over the country. If you have been to one, you have probably seen us in person.

If you are in the St. Paul or Minneapolis area, come see us in our store. We are located in Brooklyn Park. We would love to see you in person and help you find kilts, Highland gear, or Celtic accessories.

Even though you may find us traveling throughout the country on weekends and in the summer, our Brooklyn Park showroom is where we do most of our business. We started selling Celtic gear out of our home until 2013 when we moved to a warehouse and showroom in town. Now, the bulk of our business is done via our catalog or website.

Stop by The Celtic Croft if you call the Twin Cities home. Otherwise, check out our large inventory online. You can request a catalog, as well. Let us know how we can help, “From Our Family to Yours.”

 

Meet the Crew… (Time for a new company photo!)

The Celtic Croft Crew 2015
The Celtic Croft Crew 2015

Joseph and Lorie Croft, Owners of The Celtic Croft

Joseph and Lorie Croft
Joseph and Lorie Croft

History & Family

In 1995, Joseph Croft started The Shetland Piper to sell bagpipes. What started as a specialized endeavor has grown into a thriving business that offers not only bagpipes, but also kilts and a variety of Scottish, Irish, and Welsh clothing, accessories, gifts, and more.

Things just got better when Joseph married Lorie in 2002. Joseph left his full-time job, and together, Joseph and Lorie have grown the business. They are thankful to be able to work half-days. As a bonus, they pick which twelve hours they work!

In 2004, The Shetland Piper became The Celtic Croft and what you know it as today. Joseph and Lorie have worked hard together to build The Celtic Croft into a successful family business.

Together with their seven kids, it truly is a family affair. Each of the kids has worked for The Celtic Croft in some way or another. Kaurina, the oldest, has worked full-time since 2007 while Janelle and her daughter have been full-time since 2014. Tonie and Ethan work part-time with the website, rentals, and shipping. Everyone else helps out when they can with events or in the warehouse.

Meet the Family

(Time for a new family portrait!)

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Family picture summer of 2011
Family Picture Summer of 2009
Family picture summer of 2009

This is a family picture taken the summer of 2006, on a family vacation after the Wyoming Highland Games.

Meet the family...

This is a family picture taken the summer of 2004, in the South Dakota Badlands on our way to the Wyoming Highland Games.