Handwoven artisanal fabrics from Bangladesh
For the Discerning and Ethically Minded Designer
New Summer Fabrics!
Are you ready for REDS? We hope so because cool handwoven cottons in hot colours are this season’s go to! All our Mati fabrics of course are perfect – we just have a special place for these sizzling stripes as we’re also celebrating Bengali New Year … Yes, in April!
Everyone loves to dress up and let their hair down as the season changes from Spring to Summer, ushering in a new agricultural year. Red saris and flowers, bright processions, fun-fairs, tasty snacks and more greet this Bengali New Year 1428. Let’s celebrate!
Whether you’re a designer or buyer, experienced or emerging, you’ll really enjoy working with our decades old network of trusted, professional small-batch manufacturers in fabric, leather, cut & sew, and more.
“I’m so excited to be working with Motif! They have fabrics I’ve never seen before, they’re perfect. And they know just how to use them in my designs. I’ve got so many more ideas now!”
Yvonne of Mama’s Got Heart
“That’s the thing with handmade items. They still have the person’s mark on them, and when you hold them, you feel less alone.”
We and our environment are groaning under excessive industrialisation. Thoughtless mass production dulls our senses, mistreats others and trashes our planet. Ugh! Thankfully, we’re waking up to the amazing potential handmade fabrics and goods have to enrich our lives, respect their makers and relieve our planet.
On-trend home & fashion accessories are crafted with artisanal expertise using only natural and recycled materials. Also your labels, tags and packaging can all be made with beautiful tree free papers and other eco-friendly supplies.
Motif’s finished goods are available for wholesale in the US through our distributor in Wisconsin, and via export to any country directly from Bangladesh. Our experienced team is at your service with great communication and hassle-free logistics throughout your order and beyond.
“Jackie instructed, mentored and helped me through my first production experience. Her dream to connect designers with ethical manufacturing in Bangladesh made mine happen!”
Emily of Mrs. Emily
Both seasoned and emerging designers have a great experience working with us, so contact us for a chat and… let’s see!
“One day we’ll wake up and Green will not be the new black, it will be the new invisible… something that all designers incorporate into their design ethos.”
Summer Rayne Oakes
In the 1950s we sold our collective designer soul. Corporate decided ‘Built In Obsolescence’ was the key to higher profit–the only measure of a healthy business.
Now thankfully, sustainable business is on the rise. Since 1989, members of the Motif team have worked together in fair trade, creating well designed goods that are ethically made and delivered to specification.