Vintage style tees with a Celtic twist

Wednesday, 11th April, 2018 1:41pm

Vintage style tees with a Celtic twist

The Tonn tee shirt inspired by Skelligs.

'Tonn', Irish for Wave, is a fashion brand that sell a range of organic cotton t-shirts and sweatshirts with distinctive vintage style graphics and colours.   Every tee shirt tells a story, whether it’s about the Irish creatures found off the Wild Atlantic Way or repeat wave patterns from a 400BC carved stone found in the Irish National Museum.   The Irish are great story tellers and Tonn’s tees are another way to start a great conversation.

Tonn started small in the summer of 2016 with just two markets, Japan and Ireland.   But their distinctive vintage style with a Celtic twist has quickly spread far and wide and gained some celebrity backing.   Their tees are sported by actors, sports heroes and Victoria Secret models alike.  Tonn tees are sold in some of the coolest stores in New York, Moscow, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and Ireland and they are looking to expand to Australia this year.

They have just done a deal with large Japanese Distributor to keep up with demand and have agents all over the world.  Due to this massive expansion, they have moved from a small home office to a large distribution center and their team is expanding all the time.

Tonn have a new range of summer styles available in Avoca and Blarney Woolen Mills and on their website,  The collection includes a tee designed especially for Tonn’s owner, Mary Harding.  It is a replica of the competition vest worn by Mary’s Dad, Albert W. Harding.  Harding was an All Ireland running champion over three distances in the 1950’s.  The graphic features the iconic three castles Dublin crest.  The crest has been in use for over 400 years, no one really knows its origin but some people believe the castles represent the three Viking gates into old Dublin city.  Another great story to tell!

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