JEAN ALEXANDRE – blue checkered handkerchief (two-ply)


Meet Jean Alexandre, a small checkered handkerchief in shades of blue, rather thin and just absorbent enough.

  • Fabric: Deep indigo cotton, checkered in white (hand woven and featuring small, charming irregularities), lined with organic navy cotton sateen.
  • Size: Small (20 × 20 cm)
  • Absorbency: Good
  • Thickness: Medium

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Our handkerchiefs are handmade with the utmost care and only high quality materials.

Made to measure handkerchiefs

Made to measure

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.

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.





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