The Perfect Sweatshirt

Mid grey marl / Off-White

99 

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  • 100% organic cotton with comfortable brushed reverse
  • Versatile straight cut made in Portugal
  • Reinforced collar and hard-wearing ribs

Mid grey marl / Off-White

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COMFY? HARD WEARING? NO SWEAT

A classic slice of sportswear that needs little introduction.

How those other sweaters dropped the ball:

1

Poor quality fabric

2

Dubious fit

3

Lost their shape

4

Fading colours

A sportswear classic, fine-tuned for comfort.

COTTON’S THE KEY

To make a truly great sweater, you need superb cotton. The Perfect Sweatshirt’s made from 100% organic cotton and — as usual with us — it’s responsibly sourced, so you can breathe easy. As for the weight, we opted for 380g/m2, that’s substantially sturdier than the market average (around 350g/m2), without being too heavy for a warm-weather stroll. A year-round staple, ready for anything.

BOM DIA, DREAM SWEATER

The Perfect Sweatshirt’s made by the jersey maestros at EIGUI, in Portugal. They’ve done the leg work, so you can enjoy the results. The cut’s straight with slightly narrowed side seams to create a sharp, almost tailored look. That little design tweak also keeps it from riding up or looking too boxy, which can be a worry with those heavier-weight vintage-inspired sweatshirts. This one'll sit nicely on the waist, and stay there.

MISTER SOFTEE

To up the comfort stakes we brushed the reverse of the cotton, leaving the inside of the sweater dead soft - you can skip the t-shirt with this number. We also pre-washed it, so it won’t land on your doorstep with that slightly awkward brand-new stiffness. You’ll feel like you’ve owned it (and loved it) already.

FANTASTIC ORGANIC

Let’s get into the details on that organic cotton jersey. As well as being kind to your skin, it's also kind to the planet, and our partner producers. Growing organic cotton requires less water than growing conventional cotton, no chemicals or toxins are used and the fibres are all the happier for it, meaning they’re longer lasting.

SERIOUS ABOUT STITCHING

To keep that sturdy 380g/m2 cotton in place we opted for double topstitching. This age-old trick means the seams’ll take more wear and tear, without giving way. If you want to go for that California gym-dad look you’ll have cut the sleeves off, they won’t be going anywhere on their own.

RAGLANS TO RICHES

You might be looking at this sweatshirt and wondering why it’s giving you a nice, 1950s icon vibe. What’s making it look more of a classic all-rounder, and less of an “I’m actually off to do exercise in this” type of top? Well, that’ll be the raglan sleeves. These run from the shoulders right to the collar, and they don’t just look good, they also allow better freedom of movement. Win-win.

PROTECT YA NECK… AND WRISTS

A reliable crew neck collar is the backbone, or maybe collarbone, of a well-made sweatshirt. Ours is made with 10% elastane, just enough to keep it cosy on your neck, without being too clingy. We used the same collar construction that works so well on our much-loved T-Shirts and added the same chunky, ribbed organic cotton to the waist and the cuffs.

YOU GOTTA ROLL WITH IT

Did you think you’d be reading about dyeing techniques today? Probably not, so we’ll keep it brief: when you dye fabric in rolls — before it’s cut to make a garment — the colour runs less. It’s called roll dyeing - and it’s the process we used here to ensure your sweater stays vibrant for longer.

ONE SWEAT TO RULE THEM ALL

You’ve probably got the gist by now, but let’s do a quick recap: 100% organic cotton. A sturdy weight, ideal for year-round wear. Built with comfort and ease of movement in mind, by expert jersey wizards. Raglan sleeves and carefully observed detailing for a nice vintage feel. Made to last. And now available in extra colours. What’s not to like?

Production step for your Perfect Sweatshirt

What goes into making your Perfect Sweatshirt. The materials have travelled a total of 12,610 km (7,783 miles) from field to doormat.

Production of raw materials

Cooperative farming India

Environmental certifications : Certification that guarantees organically farmed materials, a safe working environment and the respect of human rights.

Spinning of raw material

India, Tamil Nadu


Social certifications : ISO 45001
Environmental certifications : OCS, OEKO-TEX Standard 100, ISO 50001, ISO 14001 and an extra certification that guarantees organically farmed materials, a safe working environment and the respect of human rights.
Product certification: ISO 90001

Knitting

EIGUI Portugal

Social certifications : BSCI
Environmental certifications : OEKO-TEX Standard 100

Dyeing

GRAVOTEXTIL Portugal


Social certification : Greentowear
Environmental certification: OCS, OEKO-TEX Standard 100 and an extra certification that guarantees organically farmed materials, a safe working environment and the respect of human rights.

Garment make 

EIGUI Portugal

Social certifications : BSCI
Environmental certifications : OEKO-TEX Standard 100

Haulage

Road Haulage.

Environmental Impact

Our aim is to always give you as much information as possible on the clothes we make so you can make an informed decision before preordering. This includes the environmental impact of each Perfect Sweatshirt we produce expressed in simple terms that we can all easily understand. There’s no point hiding from it:

14.2 kg

of CO2 emitted

equivalent to 258 kms (160 miles) travelled by car.

569 L

water consumption

equivalent to 8 showers lasting 5 min each. 

235 MJ

energy depletion

equivalent to 79 hours heating (in average appartment).

DON'T SWEAT IT

DELIVERY COSTS

We deliver worldwide. For orders in selected European countries including the UK, we charge a flat fee of 9€ irrespective of how many pieces of the same item you order. For deliveries in the rest of Europe and outside of the EU, the cost is 15€.

EASY TO CHANGE SIZES

If you get the wrong size, fear not, we accept returns and exchanges. For orders in Europe these are free, and for countries, in the rest of the world we ask you to pay the return and we will take care of the cost of sending out an exchange. Just log into your Asphalte account and we’ll get that sorted.

IT’S A RISK-FREE INVESTMENT

Sure, we work hard on our products, but we won’t take it personally if, for whatever reason, you change your mind about the item you’ve preordered. We’re all friends here, you can be honest with us. So long as the item is in its original condition, with tags and packaging intact, you can send it back to us for a full refund. No worries.

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