Designed & hand made in Cape Town SA. non-european®’s BOXY SHORT is comfortable without compromising on style and sophistication.
‘We use only the highest quality natural fabrics sourced locally. We draw inspiration from the elegant simplicity of the African continent and its people & use colours that reflect the landscapes of South Africa.’
How-To Complete your look: [read more]
‘Style it with your favourite non-european® Round neck Tee for a day at the beach or a signature non-european® Mandarin Shirt or Concealed Stand Cotton Shirt for a relaxed outing with friends or family. Complete your look with a pair of our new range of Genuine Leather Sandals.
Textile: [read more]
80% Wool 20% Cotton
We chose to work with Wool because of its strength & absorbency – making it comfortable to wear in damp weather.
Wool is possibly the oldest fibre known to humans. It was one of the first fibres to be spun into yarn and woven into a fabric. Wool mostly comes from sheep but also from alpacas, camels, and goats.
What are the properties of Wool? [read more]
This microscopic view shows us why wool is special. The surface is a series of overlapping scales of protein, pointing toward the tip. On the animal, this enables the foreign matter to work its way out of the fleece. In a strand of yarn, it enables the fibres to lock with one another. This is the key to wool’s strength.
Wool’s surface repels water. Since moisture does not remain on the surface, woollen fabrics tend to feel dry and comfortable even in damp weather. The inner core does absorb moisture – so much so that wool can absorb almost double its own weight in water and still feel reasonably dry. This absorbency also gives wool its natural resistance to wrinkles. The absorbed moisture also holds down static electricity. And because of the inner moisture, wool is naturally flame resistant.