Discarded oyster shells and plastic bottles are transformed into a luxurious fabric with true functionality. These are the Seawool Workshirts.
Making a sustainable fabric can be a challenge. It can't only be about sustainability, it must also be about creating great fabric. That's what Seawool represents. The fundamental building blocks are discarded oyster shells and plastic bottles, two big sources of waste. These materials are combined to create truly special fabric. The feel is pure luxury - a dense 9.3 ounces with one of the softest hands we've felt. Intensely brushed on the top for added softness, richly colored in unique heather tones. It gets better - the unique combination of ingredients (mostly the oyster shell) yields odor resistance and thermal regulation without the addition of added treatments. It's a more responsible fabric that's equally great to wear. Our Workshirt completes the package.
There are a number of construction details that define our workshirt. The first is ample triple needle work with a classic chain stitch runoff. Triple needle is a specialized stitch not found on a standard button downs and that serves as the heart of any good work shirt. Ours gets triple need flat felled yoke and side seams with chain stitched bottoms. We also allow the side seam chain stitch to “runoff” the end giving you three chain stitch ends on each side. We bar tack to ensure the runoff can’t compromise the security of the side seam. The second detail is double chest pockets. We keep ours a bit cleaner, without flaps, but use button closures and double bar tacks in each corner for added strength. The left chest pocket gets the addition of a small pen slot. The third detail is side hem gussets. It’s a small functional element and looks absolutely great. On our selvedge styles we incorporate the selvedge on the bottom. Finally, we love the chin strap. Ours is small enough to be tasteful while still reminding you of the work wear roots of the garment. We created new custom Corozo buttons specifically for our work shirts. They’re a deep navy shade with a slightly domed top and two holes for securing. Overall, this is one of our most intricately constructed garments and one of the most costly to produce.
Our workshirts will be available in our Classic and Slim fits. The main differences in details between our workshirts and our other shirting come down to construction - no back box pleat, and differently shaped side scoops. The Slim fit has a more tailored body as compared to our Classic fit. Chest and waist come in to provide a more fitted option. Details are in our fit guide now.