A lightweight, floaty, black and off-white striped fabric for dressmaking, fashion and interiors.
Price per metre. Multiple quantities will be cut as a continuous length.
This beautiful yarn-dyed fabric has irregular horizontal lines and a matte, breathable, airy feel. It drapes and flows very well. The stripes run across the fabric width in a dyeing technique known as a "melange". This is when a multicoloured yarn is woven together, creating an irregular striped pattern (similar to ikat).
All cotton production uses a lot of water and chemicals in its production. However, this fabric is created using rain-fed organically-cultivated cotton, spun and woven with little electricity, and with low-impact natural dyes.
Organic cotton is grown without pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilisers and is picked by hand to retain the integrity of the cellulosic fibre. Non-GMO seeds are used in organic cotton cultivation, ensuring that the farmers are not caught in a web of debt with large companies. This organic cotton is non-certified and known as a "transitional" crop in the industry. This means that while organic practices are implemented, they are not accredited. We are proud to support these farmers and small communities who cannot afford the certification at this time.
The spinning of the organic cotton into yarn, the weaving of the fabric on power looms, and the bleaching of the finished material is all done in a female-led co-operative in rural India, certified Fair Trade by the WFTO (World Fair Trade Organisation).
The fabric is biodegradable under the right conditions.
Sewing experience: This fabric is a joy to sew and suitable for beginners.
How to care for your product
Suitable for the washing machine and tumble dryer. Iron med-hot temperature.
Turn the machine down to 30 degrees for a more environmentally friendly wash. In Europe alone, if every household turned its washing temperature down to 30°C, we could save 12 million tons of CO2 annually.
We also recommend line drying, which reduces energy usage and looks after your textiles for longer. Use a mild detergent, light botanical refresher, or steam the item you've made in your bathroom after a shower.
Natural handwoven fabrics tend to shrink 3-5%, so please wash this textile before you create any products that will require washing at a later date.
Wholesale and restocking
Interested in wholesale? We offer reduced pricing on orders of 25 metres up. We love working with smaller brands: purchase one metre and upwards directly from the website and email us for wholesale quantities for bulk production when you're ready. We welcome large and small orders from brands of all sizes. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your desired amount and time frame, and we'll give you more details. See our full guidelines here.
Important additional information
As this is a handwoven and hand-dyed fabric, woven using organic cotton fibre that is hand-picked and processed, there are likely to be minor irregularities in the weave. The close-up images should demonstrate the types of abnormalities you might find. If you receive your product and are at all disappointed with what you have received, please get in touch: email@example.com.
Returns: once this fabric is cut from the roll, we cannot refund items unless the product is faulty. Visit our Refunds and Cancellations page for more information. If you're unsure about the fabric, please purchase a swatch beforehand or email us with your reservations; we'd be delighted to help.
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