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A sophisticated, indigo-dyed blue, dotty-print cotton fabric. The cotton is handspun and handwoven, and the material is hand-printed by a small, fairtrade certified cooperative in India.
Price is per metre. Multiple quantities will be cut as a continuous length.
A naturally indigo-dyed fabric with a sophisticated print of spots. The material is printed and dyed by hand, giving it a vibrant and authentic feel. When you purchase this fabric, you're directly supporting the weaver who created it and can be reassured that they are guaranteed a fair price for their beautiful handcraft, as the producers are certified by Fair Trade Forum India (a member of The World Fair Trade Organization, WFTO). The fabric is lightweight and has a matt, dry texture and smooth drape. It's a dream to sew. The dyes used to colour the material are azo-free and ironable, and the textile is pre-washed (although we always recommend washing your fabrics with like colours before you sew). You'll also notice it softens in the wash and that the creases iron out easily.
|Width:||45" / 114cm|
|Fibre:||Non-Certified Organic Cotton|
|Country of Origin:||India|
|Eco Credentials:||Azo-Free, Naturally Dyed, Co-Op, Fair Trade Certified, Low Energy, Low Impact Dyes, No Genetically Modified Crops, Organic (Uncertified), VOC-Free|
|Accreditors:||KVIC Khadi Mark, Fair Trade Forum India (WFTO Member)|
The cotton fabric is handwoven on wooden looms by artisans from Saurashtra, and the material is processed in Ahmedabad in West India. The cotton fibre used for this fabric is spun and woven within small artisan clusters within a community known as a "khadi cluster" and accredited the KVIC Khadi Mark. The spinners and weavers set their prices for their work. The fibres are 100% natural and biodegradable. As this fabric is handmade, the process uses virtually no energy or carbon footprint.
The cotton is grown, spun and processed without any chemicals. 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 the planet than conventional cotton. Organic cotton is better for our soil because no pesticides, chemical fertilisers or herbicides have been used. It means that no toxic substances are passed on in the processing and then through to the finished fabric.
The natural indigo dye used for the material is azo-free, totally ironable, and colourfast (although we always recommend washing your fabrics before you sew).
Bags, Blinds, Curtains & Pelmets, Hand Sewing, Handkerchiefs, Scarves & Neckwear, Machine Sewing, Napkins, Shirts, Soft Furnishings, Summer Skirts & Dresses, Table Runner, Tea Cosy & Door Stops, Toys, Lightweight Trousers & Shorts
Sewing Experience: ideal for novice sewers.
Suitable for washing machines below 30°C and tumble dryers. To protect fabrics for longer, hand wash in cool water. Suitable for irons 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 as this reduces energy usage and looks after your textiles for longer (as they don't get bashed around in your tumble dryer). Use a mild detergent, light botanical refresher, or steam the item you've made in your bathroom after a shower.
Natural handwoven fabrics have a natural tendency to shrink 3-5%, so please wash this textile before you create any products that will require washing at a later date.
Stepped pricing is available on 25 metres and over, so please inquire if you are looking for large amounts. 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 note that refunds are not possible once fabrics have been cut, unless in the unfortunate event that your material arrives damaged. Please order a swatch before purchasing your metre lengths. Please see our Refunds and Cancellation Policy page for full details.
Due to the nature of handwoven and hand-printed fabrics, there can be irregularities in the weave and print, along with variations in batch dye colour. We have quality controlled this fabric. However, there could be minor irregularities that we love and see as normal and charming. If you are unhappy with the material you purchase, please let us know, and we'll do our best to rectify it immediately: firstname.lastname@example.org.