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Porthcressa Vest | Natural History Museum

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In collaboration with the Natural History Museum, our women’s organic cotton Porthcressa vest features a strappy racer back with aRead more

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Porthcressa Vest | Natural History Museum

In collaboration with the Natural History Museum, our women’s organic cotton Porthcressa vest features a strappy racer back with a subtle gathered neck. The classic nautical stripe pattern features an embroidered bee on the reverse, taken straight from the original illustrations of the pioneering 17th century naturalist Maria Sibylla Merian.

As a symbol of our need to protect the natural world during the climate crisis, Maria’s bee encapsulates how past knowledge can inspire the future.

A German-born naturalist and scientific illustrator, Maria travelled the world’s oceans observing insects and flora. For more information about her life and work, read the full story over on the Broadcast.


Fit

  • Slim fit

  • Studio model Dani is wearing a size 10 and is 5’8” / 173cm tall, chest 32” / 81.5cm

Details

  • Simple vest shape with cutaway racer back

  • Gathered neck with self-fabric neck cord

  • Pre-shrunk to avoid shrinkage machine washing

  • Detailed bee embroidery on lower back

  • Finisterre + Natural History Museum patch

  • Machine washable at 30'c

Fabric Sourcing & Sustainability

Fabric: 100% Organic Cotton

Made In: Turkey

Factory: Egedeniz

Find out more about our use of natural fibres here.

Find out more about the factories we use and our supply chain here.

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Reviewed by Zena s.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Lovely designed top

I love this top it fits well and the detail with the little bee on the back is pretty.

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Reviewed by Sue B.
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The best stripey vest!

The cut of this great little top is super flattering, and clever darting makes it hang beautifully. Top quality and workmanship: very impressed with my new fave t-shirt! Now just need some sunshine! 😎

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Reviewed by Amanda W.
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Porthcressa Vest

Flattering roomy vest with cute bee detail.

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Reviewed by eliza T.
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gorgeous flattering fit

liked it was long, almost a tunic style. Roomy fit, lovely marine design. Loved the (Manchester!) bee detail on the back

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Reviewed by Maike B.
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My new favourite

This is beautiful quality, and a gorgeous style, perfect for sunny days.

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Size Guide

  BUST WAIST HIPS
8 32” - 33” 26” - 27” 35” - 36”
  81 - 84 cm 66 - 68 cm 89 - 91 cm 
10 33” - 34” 27” - 28” 36” - 37”
  84 - 87 cm 68 - 71 cm 91 - 94 cm
12 34” - 35” 28” - 29” 37” - 38”
  87 - 89 cm 71 - 74 cm 94 - 97 cm
14 36” - 37” 30” - 31” 39” - 40”
  91 - 94 cm 76 - 79 cm 99 - 102 cm
16 38” - 39” 32” - 33” 41” - 42”
  96 - 99 cm 81 - 84 cm 104 - 107 cm
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