Harry Stedman x Tengri : "The Mariner" Quarter-Zip Sweater
Finding the right people to create your ideas is tricky. People who want to innovate, try new ideas out, take a risk and trial new developments until it’s right are the people we choose to work with. They're few and far between but they are out there still.
That’s how our collaboration with noble yarns company, Tengri, started, during a chance meeting with Nancy Johnston, CEO & Founder of Tengri, at the Milk & Sugar event this spring in London.
The result is the limited-edition quarter-zip sweater, ‘The Mariner’, bringing together Harry’s and the Cunard Yanks’ transatlantic adventures of the 1950s, utilitarian functionality, and Tengri’s sustainably sourced materials. Together we’ve created a piece of high-quality knitwear made of Mongolian yak fibres that are as soft as cashmere, warmer than merino wool, breathable, hypoallergenic, and naturally resistant to water and odours.
The classic design of this sweater became synonymous with Harry Stedman’s workwear, easy to pull on and off, worn over a trusty white T-shirt, and underneath his peacoat or slicker jacket in adverse conditions on deck. The new translation, created with Tengri Noble Yarns®, has been knitted in a small Scottish mill just south of Glasgow, hand-loomed by a passionate team of craftsmen and washed in the same soft waters used by local whisky distillers.
Embracing Harry’s spirit of adventure and authenticity, The Mariner was photographed in Scotland by one of the world’s leading expedition and adventure travel photographers, Martin Hartley.
This is a fantastic opportunity to recreate a piece synonymous with Harry Stedman’s influential look. Every detail of the Harry Stedman brand links to Harry’s life stories and adventures, from the first point of research to the last stitch sewn on a garment, and quality is everything. Tengri’s noble yak yarns complement perfectly this piece, bringing it to life with luxurious fibres that offer unique properties that stand the test of time. It is about true investment pieces.
You can now pre-order "The Mariner" Quarter-Zip Sweater, available from 1st December, exclusively on the Tengri website.
Photo credits : Nancy Johnston, Kamil Lemieszewski, Martin Hartley © Tengri Ltd.