The Darling Tee
Darling! I've been waiting for you since the war!
We believe the best products have a story to tell and the Darling Tee is no exception. Fayeeo all started with a T-shirt and a postcard.
Whilst studying at the Royal College of Art, Faye took a research trip to her parents house to find some inspiration in her own family home. Whilst searching through boxes in the attic, she begun to unearth her mother's collection of her Great Uncle Walter's belongings.
A character born before a time that he felt would accept his sexuality, Walter died of HIV and AIDs in 1993, never feeling it necessary to come out to his family.
Recovered photo albums, letters, postcards, passports (and a few party invites) from his Hampstead Heath flat allowed Faye to start building her own image of who Walter was - a great traveller, writer and socialite. She soon began to capture his spirit in her first collection, 'A Story for the Quilt', dedicated to his memory.
The Darling Tee was taken from a joke postcard between Walter and his good friend Bill - their clever exchanges were always her favourite.
Walter's life, his story and his incredible wit will always be the heart of the brand.
Walter Johnston Jeffrey
20 June 1939 - 11 February 1993
"Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night"
Sustainability & Availability
Sweatshop Free, Organic, Climate Neutral and Sustainable Fabrics.
This is slow fashion.
Darling Tee's are available to pre order 4 times a year. Once the pre order sale has ended, the exact number of T shirts are created to ensure zero waste.
Our tees are made in a factory powered by wind and solar. As well as being made from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton, they are Clime Neutral and have a 'leader' rating for ethical production. Our tees also have a small price premium that is passed directly on to the garment workers in India towards their Living Wage.
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