An essential for all seasons, our patch pocket shirt is inspired by classic men’s shirting. Cut for a relaxed fit from a cotton blended with environmentally friendlier bamboo-viscose, it has side splits at the hem for added ease. It’s finished with the Saywood signature attention to detail by way of the patch pockets, which are picked out in cotton herringbone tape and topstitching, and creamy corozo buttons.
Composition: 52% Cotton, 48% Bamboo Viscose
Made in England, London, by Apparel Tasker
Shirt is a classic relaxed fit.
Model is 38" chest and wears size S.
Wash less, love always
We recommend hanging your shirt to air outdoors, rather than washing after every wear. This way, it will last longer and also have a lower environmental impact. Spot clean marks with warm soapy water, and when it does need a wash, follow our care advice:
A note on our bamboo blend and corozo buttons
Our patch pocket shirt contains bamboo viscose, which is better for the environment compared to other plants because it requires less water and is pest resilient. The blended fabric is also certified STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®, meaning it’s completely free from chemicals harmful to your skin. It’s sourced from the Canclini mill in Italy, which has a big onus on sustainable production. The shirt itself is made in London by Apparel Tasker, which, as a London-based brand, reduces our carbon footprint.
We’ve used corozo – known as vegetable ivory – for our buttons, as it comes from a nut found in South America which can only be harvested once it naturally falls to the ground, making it a more sustainable choice.
Saywood was founded in 2020 by Harriet Saywood-Bellisario. As she beautifully put it: "The stories behind what you wear create that feeling of true joy when you get dressed each day, filling you with the confidence to take on the world, with the conviction that your most loved wardrobe pieces contribute to a positive fashion future, instead of the global fashion crisis". We absolutely love that!
At the heart of Saywood's story is a desire to reconnect you with the people and processes behind what you wear, and in doing so, press pause on throwaway fashion. Saywood does this through storytelling and by creating timeless pieces that you can rediscover each time you wear and rewear them.
Eco-friendly: Saywood uses materials like deadstock cotton, recycled cotton, Japanese denim and Supima cotton. They produce in small batches and offer mending services. If, after years, you're done with your product, they collaborate with OWNI; a peer-to-peer resale platform.
Local & fair production: Saywood works with factories in the UK and Romania for manufacturing and the fabrics are from factories in Italy and Portugal. These factories are all audited by multiple organizations and certifications to ensure ethical working conditions. As the factory in Romania increased its minimum order quantity, Saywood will switch to another supplier for future collections.
Vegan: as Saywood uses Codelite buttons, which are made from a protein from milk, the brand is not completely vegan. However, except for these buttons they are!
Good cause: Saywood has a Saywood for Good Initiative. At the end of each year, Saywood donates a percentage of its revenue to grassroots organisations aligned with their sustainability goals. These organizations are Labour Behind the Label (an NGO committed to better working conditions for garment workers), Trafino/Forever Lung (an organization protecting tropical forests) and Solar Sister (an organization investing in women's clean energy businesses in off-grid communities in Africa).
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