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A beautifully printed organic fabric with a dusky red motif on a dark slate blue base. The design is printed by hand using wooden "hand-blocks". The dyes are totally ironable and colourfast (although we always recommend washing your fabrics before you make) and the fabric can be washed in washing machines.
The word pankha originated from pankh, the wings of a bird which produce a draft when flapped, with the word then transforming into punkha, a manual fan.
It is a closely woven fabric that will transcend seasons and works in both fashion and interiors. A completely opaque, lightweight fabric with a crisp texture, good drape and a full body. Cambric is a smooth and fine plain weave, very similar to batiste. It is warm and soft to the touch, with a light summery drape perfect for clothing, childrenswear, blinds and pillowcases. It will soften with washing and wear.
The fabric is handwoven using organic cotton so the farmers and cotton processors do not come into contact with pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilisers. The fabric itself is woven within a community that is certified fair trade by the WFTO. Although it does not have organic certification, due to the additional expense this incurs, which the weavers can not currently afford, this is far better for people and planet than conventional cotton.
Organic cotton is better for our soil, because no pesticides, chemical fertilisers or herbicides have been used. It means that there are no toxic substances passed on in the processing and then through to the finished fabric. The dyes used for the base colour and hand block print are azo-free, and totally ironable and colourfast (although we always recommend washing your fabrics before you make). As it is handwoven, the process from raw material production to weaving and printing uses little energy and water.
Please note: due to the nature of handwoven and hand block fabrics, there can be irregularities in the weave and print, along with variations in batch dye colour. If you are looking for a particular shade, please get in touch so that we can check if a colour is available.
Suitable for the washing machine and tumble dryer, though to protect the hand-blocked natural dye print for longer, we recommend hand washing any item you make with this textile. Iron med-hot temperature on the reverse to protect the print.
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 a year.
We also recommend line drying as this reduces energy usage and looks after your textiles for longer. Use a mild detergent, light botanical refresher or even just steam the item you've made in your bathroom after a shower.
Bedding, Blinds, Curtains & Pelmets, Cushions, Hand Sewing, Handkerchiefs and Napkins, Lining & Pocketing, Loungewear, Machine Sewing, Quilts, Scarves & Neckwear, Shirts & Blouses, Soft Furnishings, Summer Skirts & Dresses, Table Runner, Tops & Tunics, Trousers & Shorts, Underwear & Lingerie
Please note: this is now only available as 100 metre minimum with exclusive printing. If you think you can raise some of that, let us know and we can open a pre-order to potentially make a collective order. See our full guidelines here. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your desired amount and time frame, and we'll give you more details.
|Fibre:||Fairtrade Cotton (Certified), Non-Certified Organic Cotton|
|Country of Origin:||India|
|Eco Credentials:||Azo-Free, Co-Op, Fair Trade Certified, Low Energy, Low Impact Dyes, Low Water, No Genetically Modified Crops, Organic Certified, Sustainable, VOC-Free|
|Thread Count:||31 x 31|