The Connecticut state flag has an azure blue field containing a white shield. State statute describes the official flag design. "A shield of rococo design of white field, having in the center three grape vines, supported and bearing fruit. Below the shield shall be a white streamer, cleft at each end, bordered with two fine lines, and upon the streamer shall be in solid letters of medium bold Gothic the motto: "QUI TRANSTULIT SUSTINET." (He Who Transplanted Still Sustains). The design was adapted from the seal of Saybrook Colony when it was established in 1639 at the mouth of the Connecticut River.
Connecticut flags for outdoor use are constructed of a durable nylon fabric especially developed for flag use. Nylon's tight weave provides maximum beauty and flyability as well as brilliant, fast colors. Its weave helps shed pollution, dirt and grime that the looser weave alternatives absorb. Nylon is water repellent and mildew resistant.