Our patchwork panelled pocket shirt reworks men’s shirting with its punchy pastel tangerine and lemon palette. Partially made with as-good-as-new leftover cotton from our previous collection, it’s cut for a relaxed fit and has side splits at the hem, so the shirt doesn’t catch at the hips. Subtle details give it the signature Saywood flourish, from the patch pockets outlined in cotton herringbone tape and topstitching, to the corozo buttons.
Composition: 100% Cotton
Made in England, London, by Apparel Tasker
Shirt is a classic relaxed fit.
Model is 38" chest and wears size S.
A note on our cotton and corozo buttons
Our patchwork panelled pocket shirt uses cotton sourced from the Somelos mill in Portugal, which is working towards better environmental practices by switching to recycled or organic cotton. The tangerine-coloured cotton was left over from our previous collection. The fabric is also certified STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®, which means it’s completely free from chemicals harmful to your skin. The Eddy shirt itself was made in London by Apparel Tasker, who repurpose any textile waste, and 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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