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Little Man Shirt - Teal Kintsugi


Little Man Shirt - Teal Kintsugi is a new print from the Elly CNY2021 "One World, One Family" collection. 

This print is inspired by the philosophy behind kintsugi, the Japanese art of fixing broken pottery by emphasizing, not hiding, the brokenness and to create something even more beautiful. We drew inspiration from the pottery creations - that use lacquer mixed with powdered gold to fill the cracks, to create our own fabric print. For our prints, we've incorporated Chinese New Year icons to join the cracks instead. 

Made from our soft breathable cotton so you can be comfortable wearing it all day.  

Did you know... 

Rather than rejoining pieces with a camouflaged adhesive, the Kintsugi technique employes a special tree sap lacquer dusted with powdered gold, silver or platinum. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of the object, revitalising it with a new look. (Source: Extracts from My Modern Met.) 

Shop our family twinning options for Chinese New Year: 

Babies (under 2Y): 
- Mandarin-collared Romper - Teal Kintsugi 
- Flare Cheongsam - Red Kintsugi
- Elena Cheongsam - Teal Kintsugi

- Twirly Cheongsam - Red Kintsugi
- Ella Cheongsam - Teal Kintsugi
- Abigail Dress - Teal Kintsugi
- Summer Dress - Red Kintsugi 
- Mandarin-collared shirt - Red Kintsugi

- Mens Shirt - Teal Kintsugi

Product Information:
- 100% cotton
- Buttons down the front for easy wear 
- Do not soak, bleach or dry clean
- Cold hand wash with similar colours and mild detergent

Size Chest (cm) Length (cm)
12M 26 34
2Y 28 36
3Y 30 40
4Y 34 44
5Y 36 46
6Y 38 48
8Y 40 50
10Y 42 52
12Y 44 54
XS 46 56

Our measurements are taken laid flat and are subjected to a 0.5" allowance.

*Model is 5 years 4 months old, 116 cm tall and 20 kg. He wears 5Y.