Jean Alexandre’s Story
Do you remember the graph paper you used in math or science class? That crisp checkered pattern takes us back to the school benches, pencils in hand. I was fortunate to attend a French private school and they made us write on paper with squares of 0.8 cm, cut horizontally into four spaces of 0.2 cm each. Well, we owe this famous paper that has become an essential part of French school stationery to Jean-Alexandre Seyès, a paper merchant from Pontoise (France).
Jean Alexandre, behind the scenes
The Jean Alexandre handkerchief was handmade (by me!) in Montreal. It is made of a lightweight, checkered deep blue and white cotton (handwoven, with charming small irregularities). The handkerchief is lined with soft, silky, certified organic navy cotton sateen, giving it extra absorbency. It is finished with red topstitching—a little reminder of the TSHU label neatly sown on its right corner.
Washing Jean Alexandre
I recommend washing this 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!
One Jean Alexandre in your pocket = one more tree on earth!
Absolutely! For each handkerchief you choose to take home with you, TSHU commits to planting a tree.