Women’s Japanese Indigo Check Flannel Shirt (Grey)
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ICONIC AMERICANA MEETS JAPANESE CRAFT
Though you may categorise a classic check flannel shirt as Americana, this humble flannel fabric was actually invented in Wales in the 1600’s for one reason: warmth. The Welsh who are known for making cozy hard wearing heirloom blankets invented the warm flannel fabric to protected farmers who worked outside in the notoriously wet and windy Welsh winters (try saying that fast).
Flannel fabric has since been loved all over the world, and has gone through many reinterpretations since it was first invented. But we had never seen one quite like this before. The Japanese fabric mill that we have worked with for many years made their own version of this flannel on old shuttle looms using yarn-dyed indigo to create the contrasting check pattern instead of a jet black. The result is a fabric that will evolve and get better over time as the indigo yarns fade with every wear and wash. This is a fabric that wears in, not out.
THE CALIFORNIA OF EUROPE
Our shirts are hand made in a factory nestled away on a mountain side in Guimarães, Portugal. It’s a maker town. The factory is a small family run business that has been going for the last 30 years, specialising in shirts They have a track record for supporting the underdogs. We’re proud to have our jackets made by them.