Handwoven cotton khadi fabric, woven by a small cooperative cluster in India with the cutest of beach stripes. We call it Neapolitan as it resembles that tasty ice cream, but in sweeter shades of lilac, lemon, blush pink and peach. "Khadi" refers to traditional handwoven cloth.
Price per metre. Multiple quantities will be sent in a continuous length.
45"/110cm wide and approximately 120-132gsm means that it is suitable for projects including shirts, easy loungewear and underwear, blankets and quilts, linings and blinds, bedding, dresses, trousers, beachwear, childrenswear and accessories. It is a poplin in weight, yet with a lovely authentic texture that makes it feel warm.
This has the warm crispness that comes with certain bedding and has such an authentic hand-spun weave that it is like linen that has softened over time. The warp yarns are the same thickness, so you get consistency with the handle and texture across the colours. Yet, up close, you can see the slight slub in the hand-spun yarns that create a slight wave in the cloth. "Yarn dyed" refers to the fabric woven with coloured yarns rather than being dyed afterwards.
The stripes are vertical and measure approximately 4.7cm each.
The fabric has a smooth finished selvedge due to the nature of being woven on hand looms, so you may not even need to seam some garments if the pattern lay is used wisely. One side finishes on peach, the other on blush pink.
The fabric is hand woven on small power looms using sustainable cotton in Southern India. The fibre is spun within small artisan clusters, and the fabric itself is woven within a community known as a "khadi cluster" in Bengal.
Fabric that is produced within the same country prevents unnecessary shipping during production. The dyes used for the fabric are azo-free and totally ironable and colourfast (although we always recommend washing your fabrics before you make). The wax used for the batik process is recovered and reused. As it is hand woven on small power looms, the process from raw material production to weaving and printing uses little energy and water. This textile also sustains the skilled artisans who produce it.
To care for your product
Suitable for the washing machine and tumble dryer, though to protect the hand print for longer, we recommend hand washing any item you make with this textile in cool water. Iron med-hot temperature, but it is suggested to do so when damp or spray a little water on it first.
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.
Natural handwoven fabrics have a natural tendency to shrink 3-5%, so wash this textile first before you create any products that require washing later.
Stepped pricing is available for 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. See our full wholesale guidelines here.
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-dyed fabrics, there can be irregularities in the weave. 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: email@example.com.