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Rated 4.8 out of 5
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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.

average rating 4.8 out of 5
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Rated 4 out of 5
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33 Reviews
Reviewed by Danial D.
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I recommend this product
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8
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8
Rated 5 out of 5
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Great product, fast delivery

Cut and material excellent— good fit

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Rated 1 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is Runs Small, 0 is Just Right and 2 is Runs Large
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Reviewed by sarah d.
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I recommend this product
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8
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8
Rated 5 out of 5
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amazing

Really comfy, so soft - I have only taken it oof to wash it!

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Reviewed by Sarah H.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Love it

The quality is excellent and I would definitely recommend

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Reviewed by Karen P.
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8
Rated 5 out of 5
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Lovely

This is a lovely fit and the quality of the fabric is excellent .

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Reviewed by Kate G.
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10
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10
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

LOVE this top!!!

The weight of the fabric is lovely - it falls really nicely and is extremely comfortable. The pattern is gorgeous. Definitely a new summer favourite.

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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