AUGUSTUS – black and white cotton handkerchief (two-ply)


Meet Augustus, a delicate two-ply handkerchief in shades of black and white.

  • Fabric: Extra light cotton batiste (almost translucent) with smooth and soft finish, adorned with a hand-printed design, lined with thin unbleached white organic cotton sateen.
  • Size: Small (20 × 20 cm) and Standard (28 x 28 cm)
  • Absorbency: Very Good
  • Thickness: Medium
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Our handkerchiefs are handmade with the utmost care and only high quality materials.

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We tailor our handkerchiefs to your need. Need help to find your dream handkerchief? Don't hesitate!

Good all-around

Good all-around

Good for your nose and good for the planet. Our hankies tenderly help you reduce waste.

1 TSHU = 1 tree

1 TSHU = 1 tree

Why stop at reducing waste? We plant a tree for each item you take home with you.

Augustus’s Story

Our black and white handkerchief named Augustus pays tribute to the scientist who invented the electrocardiogram in the 18th century. Yes, the pretty pattern that adorns this timelessly coloured handkerchief reminds us of this cardiological examination that has become essential today! 

The making of our Augustus handkerchief

This delicate handkerchief was carefully hand sewn in Montreal, Canada. The front is made of light, almost translucent cotton batiste with an original black and white pattern. The handkerchief is lined with unbleached certified organic white cotton sateen, which gives it a pleasant thickness, while offering good absorption. It has a black rolled finish with a hint of red.

Washing Augustus

I recommend washing the Augustus hanky in cold or warm water and air drying it. This way, it will last a long time and remain pretty, despite the use and the passing of time!

An Augustus tissue in your pocket = one more tree on the planet!

Yes, it does! For each adopted handkerchief, TSHU commits to planting a tree.

Still looking for your dream handkerchief?

If you need help finding the PERFECT handkerchief, you can take my quiz to find your dream hanky right here: TAKE THE QUIZ – you can also write and ask me anything! I’m here to help 🙂

Learn more about handkerchiefs

If you’d like to learn more about hankies, you can also download my complete handkerchief guide right here: DOWNLOAD YOUR GUIDE

Why should you buy your handkerchiefs from TSHU?

  • I work only with high quality materials, which I pre-wash and test myself before putting them out in the world (and I have high standards!)
  • TSHU’s been around for 10 years now and I pride myself on offering excellent service to my beloved customers
  • Still hesitant? Check out our reviews here on the website (in the footer or for individual products) or on Etsy! I’m pretty sure they will convince you that this is truly the best handkerchief out there.




Black, White



Plies of fabric




Medium, Thick

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