This is a vintage Pendleton wool shirt that has been selected for its flaws - specifically, a nearly torn-off right sleeve, large tear across the front right panel, and several smaller holes. Not all mends are pictured, but most are visible in each photo.
This shirt was salvaged from a second hand store, and has been repaired through visible mending in a way to both reinforce the fabric as well as add an interesting visual element to the clothing.
The mending styles used to repair this garment are a woven darn using repurposed cotton yarn, and wool patches from thrifted garments secured with sashiko-inspired running stitches.
Size: Men's Small/Women's Medium
Dimensions: Sleeve 23", Chest 21 1/2", Length 28 1/2"
Colors: Red and Black, with Grey, Red, and Black Wool Patches and Black and Red Stitching Over Holes
Given the tremendous volume of textile waste that is thrown away every year in the United States (over 10.5 MILLION tons!), visible mending provides a way to prolong the useful life of well-loved, high quality garments, reduce textile waste, and reduce consumption of new materials.
This second-hand, natural fiber garment has been mended and washed by hand, and is ready to have a new life.
In order to give your clothing the longest, best life, follow these care instructions:
-Wear more, wash less
-Wash by hand in cool water with a mild soap, such as Twig & Branch Wool Soap, or Dr. Bronners
-Squeeze water out, but DO NOT twist or wring
-Lay flat to dry
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