Plain dyed 50oz Macclesfield silk: This is the same silk we use for our 7-fold printed silk ties, just without any pattern. Before the actual designs are printed onto the silk, the whole fabric bunch is dyed to the required ground color. The water that is used for the dying process, comes from a creek right behind the manufactory in the British countryside of Macclesfield. Due to the slightly heavier, sturdier fabric, we use only a single wool lining for those ties instead of our usual twin wool and cotton lining.
In the quiet hills of the British countryside lies the traditional heart of English silk printing: Macclesfield. Once home to numerous manufactories that produced the inimitable screen-printed silk connoisseurs love so dearly, today there are only two left that produce what internationally became known as “British Neats”. But the quality that comes out of these traditional places is still unparalleled: nothing beats the depth and character of hand-printed silk. The time-consuming printing process requires a lot of experience to get right, as the color reacts after printing with oxygen and forms the final shade: a delicate process, requiring a delicate hand. The result is a lush, rich, almost 3D-like effect we just love.