East India Flag T Shirt

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East India Company Flag T Shirt:

With the wind in your sails and an exciting future ahead, who knows what great things you will accomplish. When you’ve put your mind to it, nothing will hold you back from achieving your goals!

This Honourable East India Company (HEIC) T Shirt concept was inspired by such a sense of confidence and adventure.

The beautifully visualized design reflects the bold and daring character of those who went before, and built great trading empires from scratch.

The overall look of this Tee conveys a strong sense of history and drama, with the eye-catching HEIC flag flying proudly, while being perfectly framed by the company name.

This flag is the version used by the company from c. 1707 - 1801. It incorporates the flag of Great Britain, as used during that period, in its canton. Over time, the HEIC flag was revised as the nation evolved from England to Great Britain, then to the United Kingdom.

The first true flag of the United States, the Grand Union Flag of 1775, is widely acknowledged as having been inspired by the East India Company flag, and it does share the same design. In fact, Benjamin Franklin endorsed the adoption of the company’s flag, as the flag of the United States, in one of his speeches. Also known as the Continental Flag, this U.S. flag combined the British King's Colours and the thirteen stripes, which signified Colonial unity.

The Honourable East India Company was incorporated by royal charter on December 31, 1600. At its height, the company had grown to become the most powerful corporation that the world had ever known. As well as its great fleet of ships, the HEIC had a huge army and ruled nearly the entire Indian sub continent. Incredibly, the company was responsible for almost half of Britain’s trade.

The British government passed the Government of India Act in 1858, which nationalized the East India Company and took over all of their possessions within India, where they would be considered legally a part of the British Raj. East India Company rule in India thus ended, and the HEIC ceased to exist as a legal entity in 1873.

The honourable range of approved colours for this magnificent T Shirt includes Black, White, Oxblood, Royal Blue, Athletic Heather and Soft Cream.

Size guide

Length (inches) 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 36
Width (inches) 16 ½ 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 31
Length (cm) 69 71 74 76 79 81 84 86 91
Width (cm) 42 46 51 56 61 66 71 76 79