WHERE ARE THE SHIRTS MADE?
The prints are designed in London. The shirts are then printed and manufactured in Portugal, just outside the city of Porto.
WHAT MATERIAL ARE THE SHIRTS MADE FROM?
The shirts are 100% Viscose (also known as Rayon in the USA) The name derives from the way the natural fibres from wood pulp are then manufactured.
Viscose is a beautifully soft, silky yarn made by man from the fibres of natural, organic, fast-growing plants and trees. Invented in 1892 in France, three British scientists refined the manufacturing process in 1905 and patented ‘Rayon’. Known then as ‘artificial silk’, the fabric has a romantic history in fashion including some of the earliest ‘silk stockings’ and glamorous dresses of the 30s and 40s.
We use Viscose because of its myriad of qualities; it is durable, light, breathable
CAN I WASH THE SHIRT?
Like most Viscose garments, our shirt labels clearly say ‘Dry Clean Only’.
That said, a dry cleaners isn’t always readily available, so we have done some testing for you - although we take no responsibility for anything other than dry cleaning:
Delicate hand washing in cold water, and hang-drying did not affect the shirt. Do not twist or stretch the fabric when wet.
Machine washing on cold/delicate cycle seems ok, but can affect the shirt slightly due to natural shrinkage, especially on the first wash. Not advised.
Machine wash at 40 degrees shrinks the shirt, so don’t do this.
CAN I IRON THE SHIRT?
Yes. If you have a smart iron, set it to a much cooler temperature. Otherwise, we suggest you use a covering cloth and always iron inside out. Ironing can actually help restore some shape if any washing (not recommended) has caused shrinkage.