All the stripes and checks on our clothing and homeware are yarn-dyed, including our famous Sailor Shirts. Our design team love to experiment with the positioning, widths and new colours every season. Getting yarn-dyed stripes right definitely takes a bit more work, but we think it's the best way of creating stand-out stripes that will last beautifully, so it's worth it.
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 fabrics and won't fade or discolour, other than as part of the natural fading process of the whole garment with linen or linen blends.
To make stripes, 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). Check fabrics are created by introducing additional colours to the weft.
From delicate and fine stripes to dramatic colour bands or flattering placement stripes...
You just can’t beat a Seasalt stripe!