God save our gracious English tee
The English Tee Shop is an online shop that celebrates everything British, combining both 100% British materials with quirky English idioms. The brands creator Alia was keen to not only showcase her own talents, but also support the smaller manufacturers across Britain and bring the “Made in Britain” label back to our clothes.
Alia says it was a combination of her passion for fashion and love of the English language that inspired her to create The English Tee Shop. Once her studio in West London was established, it took Alia six months to see her concept bloom “from concept to carrier bag”. All of her T-shirts are printed by hand in Alia’s studio, with unique sayings such as, “a job or task that you do for pleasure without expecting a large reward or payment for” on her “Labour of Love” T-shirt. Offering a new take on the basic white T-shirt there is a variety of sayings to get everyone thinking about the English language in a more enticing way.
Alia states the benefits of using 100% British materials is the high quality, but unfortunately the competition from overseas often means Britain gets overlooked. There is a lack of British made clothing on the high street and Alia decided to change this. Therefore, the luxurious feel of the materials also comes with the satisfaction of knowing you’re supporting local businesses. The materials for their T-shirts comes from a factory in the North of England and even their labels are printed in the West of England, so companies from all over England are benefiting from the sale of these tees.
In keeping with this summer’s main event, The English Tee Shop has been inspired by the Olympics. Being a London-based company they couldn’t help but release a few tees with such slogans as “Strike for gold” and “Quick off the mark.” What better way to support Team GB than by wearing 100% British source materials in your luxurious tee?
So, if you’re eager to support local British designers and manufacturers or just looking for that quirky Olympic inspired T-shirt, look no further! T-shirts range from £40-£55 and you find them all here.