An elevated take on the classic '80s 'dolphin short'. Featuring a high-waist, side zip closure with an extended contemporary length. Cut in burnt orange bamboo silk, with a golden cupro-Ecovero viscose waved trim, the Duncan has a silky hand and luxurious drape.
The shorts are finished with hand-painted accents by collaborating artist MET. We used acrylic paint and textile medium, allowing for the shorts to be gently hand-washed without damaging the paint.
MET developed and painted a sort of homage to Memphis style - playful, organic shapes are layered and randomly placed near the waved trim of the shorts. They are a beautiful contrast to the orange and gold desert tones of the shorts, and pair perfectly with our cactus-teal Saguaro Linen Top.
The Duncan Shorts are wearable art - limited run and very small-batch, with only five pieces made.
Made in England.
The bamboo silk used is organic, meaning the raw material is 100% organically grown according to OCIA certification standards from sustainably managed bamboo forests (FSC certification). The bamboo silk also conforms to Oeko-Tex Class I standards, meaning there are no harmful chemicals used in the dyeing process, and is dyed in a closed-loop system. It's also biodegradable, and has moisture absorbent properties.
The trim is a blend of cupro and Ecovero viscose fibres. Cupro consists of recycled cellulose that are sourced from discarded linters, a by-product of cotton processing. It is biodegradable, though it is chemically treated. Cupro is a great material for warm-weather clothing as it is more cooling than silk or other man-made fibres.
Viscose is a semi-synthetic material sourced from wood pulp. Ecovero is a type of Viscose which is traceable and sourced from controlled FSC-regulated European forests. It's manufactured in Austria by Lenzing, a leader in sustainable textiles. Viscose is biodegradable, though it is chemically treated.
The Duncan Shorts are manufactured at a small-batch production studio in North London. Each top was made by in-studio by their talented seamstresses and cutters.
It takes over three hours to cut and sew just one of our pieces.
You can learn more about the making of Duncan Hand-Painted Shorts in our Creative Process series.
Model is 5'5, wearing a size small.
Our measurements are taken in cm from the products laid flat, from seam to seam.
Our apparel products are shipped in a 100% compostable mailer. After removing the shipping labels, your mailer will decompose after six months in a household compost, or after three months in a commercial compost, leaving no harmful residues behind. Our stickers are also compostable as they are printed with soy-based inks.
Our tissue paper is made of 100% recycled pulp and our comp cards are printed on FSC-certified paper.
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