The fact that the prints are so pretty and inspired from a book of 1920's prints would have been enough for us but to find out that we bought them from a wonderful British company who's work in India is supporting some of the worlds poorest communities and really making a difference to their lives and their surrounding environment is even better news!
They are copies of 1920's prints that they found in an old book.
Dress weight, or maybe for patchwork and craft, made from slub organic cotton warp and bamboo weft.
Hand printed, so the print will have some variations.
They are really special, and we can't wait to make ourselves a dress each for work.
We think they will look great made into a classic tea dress.
Genesh is their partner in India. This is Genesh's Aunty and her grandchildren. She winds the warp thread here for her son to weave for us. The orders we give them enables them to avoid poverty.
These new 1920's design fabrics we have are a bamboo mix. Bamboo is a sustainable product fast growing and makes the cotton feel really soft and hang beautifully.
Bamboo textiles are cloth, yarn, and clothing made out of bamboo fibres. While historically used only for structural elements, such as bustles and the ribs of corsets, in recent years a range of technologies have been developed allowing bamboo fibre to be used in a wide range of textile and fashion applications. Modern bamboo clothing is clothing made from either 100% bamboo yarn or a blend of bamboo and cotton yarn. The bamboo yarn can also be blended with other textile fibres such as hemp or even spandex.