Since the 19th century, xouba (sardine) has been one of the most canned raw materials. This model celebrates the meeting between the Samoan elei shirt and fish canning, the first industrial sector in the history of Galicia.

It can be said that thanks to Galician preserves there is a little piece of Galicia in every supermarket in the world. This design pays tribute to one of the industries that most define Galicia: the canning industry.

This design features canned sardines and is inspired by the geometric shape prints on Samoa's elei shirt.

On a tour of the port areas of towns and cities in Galicia, such as Vigo, you can proudly appreciate the legacy and present of a powerful canning industry in which the sardine has always been a standard.

Galoha shirts are designed and manufactured in Spain, with 100% organic cotton fabric and wooden buttons. This design is available in a mustard color background for Men and Women , as well as a blue background for Men and Women .

STYLE: Elei, from Samoa

The print of the Xouba shirt is inspired by the Elei style of Samoa. Elei is a traditional art from the Samoan Islands and means design printing on material. It is characterized by being an abstract, geometric and compact drawing, similar to the traditional Polynesian tattoo. Elei art is considered one of the most prized possessions often seen in screen printing, fabrics and art in Samoa.

Photo: (1) to be defined, (2) to be defined, (3) to be defined


Fish preserve

Galicia has a powerful canning industry that dates back to the middle of the 19th century. In addition to sardines, other Galician raw materials are canned, such as mussels and cockles.

Xouba (sardine)

The xouba is the word for a small sardine in Galician. The sardine is one of the most consumed fish in Galicia. There are many ways to find sardines in the kitchen: pickled, breaded, grilled, grilled, … or even canned (as in the shirt design). In Galician cuisine there is the culinary custom of sardiñada in which grilled sardines are cooked outdoors, in collective meals always on festive dates in summer associated with celebrations, or pilgrimages.

Photo: (2) Vigo Lighthouse, (3) Juan Tiagues

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