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Our reworked boxy rugby is upcycled from vintage classic rugby shirts. This 1-of-1 piece was sourced, designed, and reworked by our creative director, and designer Stacey Lee.
"We intentionally chose rugbies in this collection for its durability. Historically Rugby shirts have been, and will continue to be, a timeless wardrobe staple," says TIYBOP designer and co-founder Stacey Lee.
From seed to finished garment, the production of a single rugby shirt demands an estimated 7,200 liters of water or more. By repurposing vintage materials for this specific garment, we've effectively conserved valuable resources in the process.
Revolutionizing textile printing, we've abandoned the environmentally taxing norms of excessive water usage and toxic runoff. Our meticulous research led us to an innovative, eco-friendly printing method that demands minimal water and no cleaning supplies, boasting both sustainability and durability. Utilizing recyclable transfer sheets and water-based, non-toxic inks, our prints embody our commitment to a cleaner future, while local recycling ensures all waste and scraps contribute to a greener world.
(Pictured above: altering the hem of a rugby shirt at our studio in Toronto.)
(Pictured above: printing on a rugby shirt in Toronto)
These vintage ruby shirts have been curated for excellent quality and cleaned meticulously; however, some may have prexisting imperfections and small marks that add to the character and rich history of each piece.