If you follow more than just a handful of countryside and sporting ladies on social media you might have noticed that a cosy, checked roll-neck top looks perfect paired with a fleece gilet or tucked under a field coat. But how much do you know about the brand behind them? Below is Tania founder of The Country Girls UK wearing our classic Tattersall Check Roll Neck an ideal (and warmer) alternative to a shirt.
Suffolk-based Ginger & Jardine has forged an excellent reputation for its range of iconic checked roll necks and other country clothing, all crafted from brilliant bamboo fabric.
Ginger & Jardine was founded by the lovely Lynne Jardine in 2019, who set out to create truly comfortable clothing which keeps the wearer comfortable too. It doesn’t matter whether they’re standing on a peg waiting to shoot or marching up the side of a hill with a beaters flag, comfort is key. Lynne’s search for the perfect material led her to find bamboo, and she’s never looked back. Here are just some of the reasons why bamboo fabric is perfect for active, outdoorsy folk:
- It’s breathable
- It’s moisture wicking
- It’s hypoallergenic
- It’s thermoregulating
- It’s antibacterial
- It’s also silky, soft, long lasting and durable!
Those properties ensure bamboo fabric clothing is perfect for those who love to spend their time in the great outdoors, whether that’s shooting, riding, walking, gardening or working. Lynne was also keen to ensure her clothing was practical, so she ensured the tops are cut long enough in the arms and body, don’t have scratchy labels or seams and wash really well. The long body length is perfect for those who hate it when a top gets ‘untucked’ when they’re on the move or swinging the gun for a high bird. Bamboo is also kinder to the environment than man-made fabrics and cotton, using less water, preventing soil erosion and producing 30% more oxygen than trees!
Those who buy Ginger & Jardine clothing are also supporting a small British brand, which of course has its own brilliant benefits! The clothes are made in the UK, supporting British craftspeople and local jobs. For every £1 you spend with a small business, up to 70p goes back into the local economy compared to just 5p in every £1 if you shop with a large online or high street retailer. Small brands offer excellent customer service too, and you’ll find Lynne and her team so helpful for advice on sizing, colour choices and caring for your new clothes.
The Ginger & Jardine collection includes roll necks, long-sleeved tees, sleeveless polo shirts, snoods and boot socks but the most well-known (and often the best-sellers!) are the classic Tattersall-style checked roll necks. The clothing is available in several different fabric weights, ensuring there’s a top which suits for the warmest of summer days or the coldest winter night. Some work best for layering, while the newer ‘Luxe Collection’ is designed to be worn as it is. There are men’s roll necks, stock shirts for the equestrians among you and roll necks and socks in children’s sizes. New fabric designs are due to be unveiled soon, and Lynne is excited about announcing an exciting partnership with another well-known British country brand. If you’re on the hunt for stylish and functional tops to layer under your shooting clothing or a snug, breathable snood or pair of socks, make sure you check out the full collection on at Ginger & Jardine.