The Swedish textile industry was known for producing top quality products up until the late 70's, when productions were moved out of the country as companies started looking for cheaper labour. A lot of the knowledge about garment manufacturing got lost in the years that followed and today only a handful of manufacturers remain in Sweden.
We are happy to be part of the movement that tries to bring textile and garment production back to Sweden again, and even if the old machines have been stored away for decades we think it's time to bring them out and get them running again!
Blue Highway Clothing AB is our in-store brand. Apart from these T-shirts we also produce hand made leather bags in Tärnsjö, Sweden and hand made jeans that we make in the workshop in the back of our store. In other words, Blue Highway is our project where we strive to move production as close as possible to our location in a world where most products are made in countries far away from the consumers.
These wool t-shirts are first knitted in southern Sweden, on knitting machines from the early 20th century and. A wool t-shirt can be worn much longer than a cotton t-shirt before it starts to smell bad. The best thing about wool is that it warms even when wet so a t-shirt made of wool worn closest to the body can become ones best friend during the wet and cold months of the year!
The seams sewn using cotton, and the same goes for the neck label because we felt it would be a shame to add plastic to the garment. Unfortunately we didn't have the time to order new neck labels so in production we used the ones that we already had that read 100% organic cotton but these t-shirts are made of 100% IVN certified wool.
- Blue Highway Clothing Indigo Dyed Wool T-Shirt Made in Sweden - 100% IVN certified wool - Stitched using cotton thread - Knitted on vintage knitting machines in Sweden - Neck label made of cotton - Made in Sweden
All measurements are in centimeters and measured on a flat surface. Width is measured straight across the chest from armpit to armpit. The length is measured at the back of the garment from the neck down.