The story behind Andy.
This hanky is an ode to infamous Andy Warhol and his 1987 camouflage series. One of the first artists to work with this type of pattern, Warhol was considered an icon of the Pop Art movement—a movement that often spoke out against the war. Sure, the eye-catching colours won’t help you blend in (the irony isn’t lost on us), but what better symbol for truce than a sweet hanky?
Everybody should like everybody (and their noses).
Our Andy features a bright camouflage pattern printed on soft and supple ivory cotton lawn. It’s doubled up with a bold blue cotton lawn for even more absorbency and structure. A practical and durable companion for daily life, you won’t need several replicas of this camouflage handkerchief to get even the messiest of jobs done.
This colourful square is made of the highest quality materials and actually becomes more absorbent with every new wash. So have no fear! Andy will be your bold, no-nonsense and pocket-sized sidekick to every party, gallery opening, or nights at home in front of the TV slurping on Campbell’s soup.
He’ll make you famous (for more than just fifteen minutes).
Our Andy camouflage handkerchief is all about standing out! A perfect middle ground between practicality and style, this handkerchief is gender-neutral just like all our other hankies and can be displayed sticking out from your pocket, bag or purse. Hey—you can even tie Andy around your wrist! Why not? Being like everybody else is boring, anyways.
The art of TSHU.
As you must know by now, all TSHUs are ethically handmade in Montreal (Canada) and Provence (France). And we give as much love to our team as we do to our hankies. We prefer higher production costs over cutting corners when it comes to ethical conditions for our incredible seamstresses. That’s just the TSHU way.
Andy Warhol’s art started important conversations about consumerism. We, at TSHU, want to do the same. As the artist himself once said: the idea is not to live forever, it is to create something that will. Because our gorgeous mother earth will be around much longer than us, we need to create permanent, positive motions while we’re here. That’s why each one of our lovely handkerchiefs is made of 100% machine-washable fabric, to help reduce your ecological footprint instead of creating more waste. Plus—and because we just couldn’t help ourselves—TSHU plants a tree for every hanky you adopt. This way, we can all come together in small ways to make big differences.
Read more about our values and what inspired them here.