Vest & Armour Fancy T-Shirts

Hi, I’m Lindsay. Vest & Armour is my lockdown business venture. I’m a Welsh costume designer working in TV, and due to lockdown and home-schooling my two boys, I had an extended pause in my professional work.

The idea for ‘dressing-up style’ t-shirts came from a children’s TV show I designed years ago, coupled with one of my boys refusing to wear a fancy dress costume to a theme day at school! I ended up making him a painted t-shirt to fit the theme and he was happy to wear familiar clothes and he still felt part of the day.

I did some t-shirt printing courses at The Printhaus in Canton to develop my ideas, and they now hand screen print all my stock for me.

Every design is original and hand drawn by me. I try to keep print runs short, so you know you have a limited edition t-shirt!

All my packaging is plastic-free, recycled, recyclable and compostable. I’ve also now moved over to using 100% organic cotton t-shirts from a Fair Wear Foundation and PETA approved company.

Photographs: Katie Barrett Photography