Out one day buying fabric from the Hassidic Jewish community in Stoke Newington, fashion entrepreneur Andrew Rutland stumbled across an entire warehouse full of original 1970’s T-shirt transfers. A deal was hastily struck and the bounty was driven away the following day in a Luton van. The stock sat in the garage for another 20 years fermenting further then suddenly out of nowhere Andrew realised he had Europe’s largest collection of vintage T-shirt transfers ever and Let it Gibbon was born.
Let it Gibbon will be running their pop up shop in Hackney’s Mare Street Market from the 29th October to the 10th November. They will be hosting a Halloween event on Thursday 31st of October with record collector extraordinaire DJ Jonny Trunk.
The transfers will be on display in the shop where you can choose to either apply them singularly to tees, sweats and denim, or they can be cut up and collaged to form a unique design. From bands to booze, to cars to kids. There is something for everyone. With their heat press machines on site they will apply the transfers while you wait.
In The 1990’s Andrew Rutland ran the British Clubwear brand Pose, and along with Hardy Blechman he co-founded Maharishi.