Whether you prefer delicate stripes or decide to go big with dramatic bands of colour, we lay our love on the line to create superior stripes with stand-out colour and quality. All our beautiful striped tops, shirts, dresses and scarves are yarn-dyed, including our famous Sailor Shirts.
What makes yarn-dyed stripes special?
Yarn dyeing means that the yarn, or fibre, is dyed before it is woven. Yarn-dyed stripes or checks have a greater clarity of colour than printed stripes. They won’t fade or discolour (other than as part of the natural fading process of the whole garment with linen or linen blends).
The fabric is woven with yarn of two or more colours in the warp (the yarn stretched down the length of the loom) and only one colour in the weft (the yarn woven through the warp threads across the width of the loom). To create a checked fabric, we simply introduce additional colours to the weft.
Our designers enjoy experimenting with the positioning and widths of the stripes to create a different look and feel for each piece, and we love introducing new colours and colour combinations each season. Getting yarn-dyed stripes right definitely takes more work, but we think it’s absolutely worth it.