The gin pennant (also known as the gin flag or drinking pennant) is a maritime flag. Traditionally when flown aboard a ship it indicates an open invitation to other ships' officers to come aboard for drinks. In lay terms, when its flown over any boat or house, its a indication that there's a party.
The gin pennant comprises three sewn panels formed to a triangular pennant, and is then appliqued with the detail.
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All our flags are guaranteed 100% made in the UK. Our main workshop is in South Wales (UK) and as the only social enterprise flag maker in the world, we supply flags of every size, description and design to all markets and clients worldwide - no order too small - and we invest all our profits into the rehabilitation, training and employment of people in our local communities.
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Buying flags from Red Dragon Flagmakers gives extra social value to your spending power and the design and manufacture of custom flags is our speciality (and all quotes are supplied with no obligation).
Printed or traditional sewn flags - its your call
Quality printed flags are available to buy through this website page per size but if you would prefer a traditional sewn and stitched flag and you can't see the size you require on this page listing, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org with the size you'd like and we'll send you a quote for review.
Made for you and supplied to you
Each flag is finished and supplied with a strong canvas, rope and toggle, triple sewn fly end and supplied with a complimentary shower proof drawstring flag bag for safe keeping.
Fully traditional sewn, part sewn part printed or fully printed
Where flags are fully SEWN with detail, applique is sewn through a layer giving a sewn mirror image on reverse. We use Ministry of Defence spec woven polyester which replaced the traditional wool and linen/cotton mix fibre fabric in and around the 1980s. The fabric has a matt finish and a strength and durability which lasts longer than the previous natural fibre fabrics.
Where flags are part-SEWN part-PRINTED, a sewn woven polyester base is stitched and hemmed and the detail (badge, emblem etc.) is printed twice and sewn to each side of the flag around the detail. Where flags are fully PRINTED, the format is single layer, printed through with mirror image on reverse.
All our quality printed flags are made using durable knit polyester fabric and PLEASE NOTE this is NOT to same as what other retailers describe as 'economy' flag fabric (roughly translating to cheap and nasty and not likely to last more than a few days) .
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