We’re very pleased to release our first Archival brand kerchief, since we consider a good handkerchief an everyday necessity. Use them for blowing your nose, wiping your hands, a fine furoshiki, tying things together, or just tying around your neck. Ours are a touch larger than usual, made of an excellent linen-cotton (LiCo? CoLin?) that is durable, absorbent, and quick-drying. We use a traditional sewn hem, as opposed to modern kerchiefs which often simply serge the raw edge.
The process: We source undyed linen-cotton, have it cut and sewn into blanks, have the blanks dyed, then have the dyed blanks printed. We do recommend washing your kerchief once before use to even out the printed pattern, which will feel a touch rough when unwashed.